GMB Scotland Media Statement: ScotWind Leasing Announcement
Responding today (Monday 17 January) to the announcement of successful applications to the ScotWind leasing round, GMB Scotland Secretary Louise Gilmour said:
“After the abject failure of the last decade on offshore wind manufacturing, progress will be judged on the number of jobs and scale of investment this leasing round brings to Scotland.
“But let’s be clear there are no guarantees – the list of successful applicants includes firms that have offshored tens of thousands of green manufacturing jobs to the rest of the world in previous projects.
“This is a massive test of the renewables industry’s environmental and social justice credentials, and the last chance saloon for political leaders who have promised a green jobs revolution for years.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.