Unions mystified as BiFab owners reveal ‘no job is safe’
By David McPhee
July 13, 2018, 2:30 pmUpdated: July 13, 2018, 2:31 pm
The biggest union involved in the “effective closure” of the BiFab yards in Scotland has branded the behaviour of owners “crazy” as it attempts to get clarity on jobs.
Canadian owner DF Barnes announced redundancies of nearly all staff yesterday, adding that none of the remaining jobs are “guaranteed”, according to GMB Union.
GMB Scotland Organiser Alan Ritchie said: “It’s unbelievable. DF Barnes said they didn’t see a problem and we’d reach a solution. We met them yesterday and local management told us that everyone was getting paid off.