Constituency MSP Welcomes Further Progress at Vion

Local MSP Fiona Hyslop Welcomes Further Progress at Vion

Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has attended a second Task Force meeting along with the Finance Secretary, John Swinney, in a bid to save 1700 jobs at Vion Halls in Broxburn today. (Monday 30th July)

The taskforce which also comprises of Usdaw, West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Skills Development Scotland, Job Centre Plus, Quality Meat Scotland and local representatives was established to safeguard jobs following the decision by Vion Food UK, they met to consult on the future of its plant at Broxburn.

Commenting after the meeting today, Ms Hyslop said;

“This was an important meeting to take stock of all the information we have to hand about the company. I am very impressed with the cooperation and determination shown by everyone concerned from the trades union, the company, Local Government and the Scottish Government to work to achieve a positive outcome for workers and the plant.

“There are so many of the 1700 workers living in my constituency and we will fight perilously to secure their future.

“As the local constituency MSP, I have met with management and the Union in recent weeks and I urge everyone to continue to work constructively together on this important matter.”