GMB Scotland Media Statement
Responding to UK Government Scottish Secretary Alister Jack’s comments that offshore wind turbines intended for Scottish wind farms being manufactured in Indonesia is “the market economy at work”, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said:
“Alister Jack has unwittingly revealed the truth: the UK government has washed their hands of their responsibility to deliver renewables jobs here in the UK.
“Far from ‘the market economy at work’, what we are seeing is yards here in the UK being abandoned by our government and left to compete with heavily state subsidised yards abroad.
“The Scottish and UK governments have failed to produce an industrial strategy to match the rhetoric on green jobs and it’s energy consumers here in the UK that are propping up this rigged market with spiralling energy bills”.
Contact: Hazel Nolan GMB Scotland Organiser on 07921 885786 or Peter Welsh, GMB Scotland Communications, 07976 447077.