Ged Killen MP has reached out to food and drink producers in the local area in the hope they may have employment opportunities for Cambuslang staff being made redundant by the 2 Sisters Food Group.
The MP has written to the businesses based throughout South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow urging them to get in touch if they have vacancies that could be filled by workers at 2 Sisters after it was announced the factory in Cambuslang is set to close in August with the loss of up to 450 jobs.
Ged Killen said:
“These local producers are operating in the same industry. Many of workers at 2 Sisters have years of experience and will have transferable skills that could compliment their businesses.”
“These are hardworking, dedicated and well-trained staff who would be an asset to any business in the sector.”
“It remains a very difficult time for the 2 Sisters workforce in Cambuslang and any support we can get from local employers would be warmly welcomed. “
“It is imperative that we keep these skills in the community and build on the historic strength of the food and drinks sector in Lanarkshire.”
Ged Killen’s letter has been send to over 50 employers ranging from brewing and distilling to food technology and distribution.
Ged Killen said:
“Everyone involved recognises the need to provide opportunities for workers after the loss of a flagship local employer. Skills Development Scotland are working to secure continued employment, and the Scottish Government have now agreed to convene an Action Group that will bring key partners together.”
“I am sure the broader food and drinks industry in Lanarkshire sees the value of the skills and experience of the 2 Sisters plant.”