Ged Killen MP today wrote to Claire Haughey MSP, urging her to join his fight for a task force to save the 2 Sisters chicken plant in Cambuslang.

The Labour MP has been fighting for the Scottish Government to step in to save local jobs, however, Paul Wheelhouse MSP rejected the proposal.

Killen hopes that the intervention of a local SNP elected representative could convince Holyrood to take action.

The local food processing plant has been threatened with closure since February, as owners consult on potential restructuring which could see the plant close its doors after almost 50 years.

A task force would include representatives from 2 Sisters management, trade unions representing workers at the site and government agencies who could assist the plant in staying open.

Ged Killen MP said:

“While useful discussions have taken place with stakeholders, these have been independent and, in my view, fragmented. If the factory has any prospect of remaining open, what we need urgently is to bring these parties together in an effort to reach consensus on a viable proposal.”

Mr Killen specifically asked for Rutherglen constituency MSP Clare Haughey for support. In the letter sent to her office he said:

“As an MSP from the party of government, I believe your intervention in this matter would be most helpful in encouraging the Scottish Government to reconsider and set-up a task force.”

Ged Killen MP said:

“It goes without saying that this is a very difficult and uncertain time for our constituents employed at the factory and I hope you will agree it is important every avenue remains open until all options have been considered and bringing together the key partners in a taskforce can only be helpful in this endeavour.”

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