Renewables – offshore wind

Union representatives have said the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and on Lewis could close by the end of June. They have been told by managers at the yards that redundancy notices will be given to the core workforce on Tuesday. The Unite union said it expects about 260 jobs to go, with redundancies beginning in May. The Scottish government has said it will offer practical support to those who lose their jobs. The union said it has been told the decision will only be reversed if new contracts for work are signed. Unite regional officer Bob McGregor said: “So much has been done to save these yards until now. “The workers there have fought for their future and it is difficult to believe that it can now be snatched away from them. “The closures of these yards will turn these areas into an industrial graveyard. The prospect fills us with dismay.”

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Published: 13 February 2018