MP & MSP Meet With Baker Hughes Management
Published date : 02 August, 2021
Gordon MP Richard Thomson and Aberdeen Donside MSP Jackie Dunbar today met with senior management from Baker Hughes to discuss the company’s announcement last week that it was consulting on redundancies and potential closure of its facility in Bridge of Don.
Commenting after the meeting, Jackie Dunbar MSP said:
“Things are clearly at an early stage in the consultation process with the workforce. The Baker Hughes operation in the city has a long and proud heritage - I’m pleased that the company clearly wishes to keep as much of the experience of the current workforce in-house if possible by matching vacancies elsewhere in the company with those who want them, as well as indicating a willingness to work with the Scottish Government’s PACE team to support the employees in any transition to new employment.”
Richard Thomson MP said:
“This was a useful meeting in terms of hearing the context of how Baker Hughes have reached their decision to consult with their workforce on redundancies.
“I don’t pretend there are any easy answers at what is clearly a difficult time for the employees affected but it was reassuring to hear that there is still a competitive advantage to the company in terms of their location in the North-east of Scotland, albeit global factors weigh heavily on this particular decision.
“We agreed with the company that an ongoing dialogue would be useful and I underlined the willingness of myself and Jackie Dunbar as local MSP to offer what assistance we can to the workforce and also in terms of anything we can do to help the company consider alternatives.”
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