Union slams government over Stewart Milne Group response

12/01/2024

EFFORTS to support more than 200 redundant workers after Stewart Milne Group entered administration have been branded “outrageous” by Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC).

The Scottish Government’s scheme for responding to large-scale redundancies, Pace, has been conducting all meetings on online webinars.

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“There is serious concern… that the Scottish Government’s Partnership for Continuing Employment (scheme) has not arranged any face-to-face events bringing together employers with job opportunities to meet with all the dismissed workers,” read a statement issued on behalf of ATUC members.

“The Pace decision to only conduct on line webinars is outrageous.”

The collapse of the firm has led to 217 jobs being lost immediately, although 112 workers are being retained for now.

Unite the Union is claiming Stewart Milne Group failed to properly consult workers ahead of the redundancies.

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