Hyslop Welcomes Fast Progress and First Minister’s Visit to Vion Halls
Fiona Hyslop, local MSP for Broxburn in the Linlithgow Constituency, attended a Government-led Task Force meeting last night in Broxburn to discuss the consultation on the closure of Vion Halls Broxburn Branch which employs over 1,000 permanent full-time workers.
Ms Hyslop commented:
“I am pleased that the First Minister was able to come and speak to people at Vion following the Finance Secretary’s extended visit yesterday and welcome the speed in which efforts are being made to deal with this devastating situation.
“The Task Force meeting last night discussed how the Scottish Government plan to work with the company, the trade unions and all other relevant agencies to try and find a solution for the workers and their families.
“The priority is of course, to work to keep the plant open and provide support for those affected. Any outcome is to too early to predict, however from last night’s meeting it was clear that there is plenty of work going in and out of the plant and I think it is vital that we get to the bottom of why the site is finding it so hard to stay open.
“I will continue to do everything I can to assist the people of West Lothian and our economy on this difficult issue.”