Closure of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant

Industrial disputes followed by plant closures was a theme of the 1970s. Have the trade unions learnt nothing? Working with, not against employers keep plants open.

The Union Unite seems to keep popping up in disputes. They might want to look at what happened to the coal industry and see how Scargill let his members down before embarking on a dispute program.

The Government has been talking to Ineos and the trade unions throughout the dispute, and are working closely with the Scottish Government.

The government say the public should be assured that the shutdown at the Grangemouth refinery will not affect Scotland’s fuel supplies. They are working closely with the fuel industry and Scottish Government to ensure robust contingency measures are in place to ensure road fuels, aviation fuels and heating oils are available.

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