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McVitie’s Demo Holyrood

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

WhereThe Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

When11:30AM, Thursday 24 June 2021

Tollcross McVitie’s Workers Take the Fight for their Future to Holyrood

Workers at the closure threatened McVitie’s site in Tollcross will take the fight for the future of their factory to Holyrood tomorrow (Thursday 24 June), with a socially distanced demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament ahead of First Minister’s Questions.

The workforce is calling on politicians to stand with them and the community, to demand that David Murray, Managing Director of pladis, participates in meaningful consultation over alternative proposals to the closure of the factory and the loss of 470 local jobs.

 A petition to save the jobs has so far received more than 72,000 signatures.

GMB Scotland Organiser David Hume said:

“Workers at the McVitie’s site in Tollcross are fighting for their factory and their future, and every day the collective voice of the workforce and the local community grows louder.

“GMB committed to exploring every avenue to save these jobs and bring investment into this business but, if we’re to pursue alternative proposals to secure a future for these workers, we need the decision makers at pladis to come to the table.

“David Murray can’t be allowed to hide out in London while condemning Glasgow to a new generation of manufacturing decline. We’re calling on politicians to stand with the workers and the local community.

“It’s their factory and their future, and they want to fight for it.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Organiser David Hume on 07931 796733 or GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077 / email