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BiFab Joint Trade Union Statement

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Responding to this evening’s (Tuesday 24 November) Scottish and UK Government joint statement concerning the refusal of financial support for the stricken BiFab yards in Fife and Lewis, Joint Union Secretaries Gary Smith and Pat Rafferty said:

“Until the Scottish Government publishes the legal advice over its decision to walk away from BiFab, all the difficult questions remain unanswered.

“This evening’s statement is also disappointing given that our members learned of this through the media - it makes a mockery of the so called fair work agenda.

“The demise of Scotland’s best shot at building a manufacturing supply chain for offshore wind is down to a decade of failure from successive SNP and Tory Governments.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976447077.

Notes to Editors:

BiFab Working Group: Joint Statement for the Scottish & UK Governments, Tuesday 24 November, can be accessed at: