There was devastating and disappointing news today, Tuesday 9th June, that over 70 jobs are at risk at the Wyman Gordon manufacturing plant in Livingston, more than a third of its workforce.
Angela Constance, MSP for Almond Valley said:
“This news will be devastating for the Wyman Gordon workforce and the prospect of job losses is distressing at any time but more so now. Wyman Gordon is a large manufacturing employer in West Lothian and the prospect of them shrinking their workforce by a third due to a fall in orders during the Coronavirus crisis will cause great concern across West Lothian.
“I have had discussions with the Minister for Business, Jamie Hepburn MSP seeking support from the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies. The minister has also written to the UK Government about the need for bespoke support for the aviation and aerospace industry.
“Given the concerns about the disproportionate impact on local economies such as West Lothian it is imperative that everyone pulls to together to take every opportunity to protect, save and create jobs.
“I will continue to offer support to those affected by job loss or the risk of redundancy.”
Unit 4, Ochil House, Beveridge Square, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6QF