Unite accepts survival plan for Grangemouth

Grangemouth Refinery Survival Plan

Optimism has been expressed by political leaders for the future of the closure-threatened Grangemouth petrochemical plant after unions accepted a survival plan put forward by management.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael spoke to plant owners Ineos on Thursday afternoon.

Unite had earlier agreed to “embrace” the firm’s proposals “warts and all”.

All 800 employees were told they would lose their jobs on Wednesday.

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