Dundee West Labour
1 February 2019
Commenting on the news of McGill going into administration, Jenny Marra MSP said:
“McGill’s collapse into administration is more devastating jobs news for Dundee.
"There is deep worry too for the many local firms who work with McGill.
“There is no doubt now that the city is in economic crisis.
With 850 jobs going at Michelin, engineering firms like Flint and Pressurefab shut, HMRC’s 300 staff losing their positions by 2022, NHS Tayside planning to shed 1,300 posts, 400 jobs on the table at the council and now 200-250 McGill jobs, the toll is running into the thousands.
“Decent paid jobs are becoming the exception in Dundee with so many of the positions available being low paid, part time and insecure.
“For now, I expect swift economic action and thinking from both Scottish and UK governments for the workers of McGill, associated companies, the construction sector in Dundee and our wider economy.
“Longer term plans are absolutely vital but the priority for now is supporting the workers of McGill in Dundee and beyond.”