Comment on the nationalisation of Ferguson Marine

Friday 16 August 2019

Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “We fully welcome the news that the workers at Ferguson Marine will have some job security. We also fully welcome the commitment from the Scottish Government to deliver on the existing ferry contracts. 

"Questions will rightly be asked about how it came to this after the successful outcome from the task force in 2014 when Clyde Blowers became the preferred bidder for the Ferguson yard. The yard then and now has enormous potential.  That potential has only partly been realised to date. 

"The highly skilled and experienced workforce, as well as the yard itself, should be viewed as a national asset.  The Scottish Government has our support over bringing the yard under public control if it is committed to ensuring the continued success of the business not just in an Inverclyde context or to deliver the current ferry contracts but as a long term part of our country’s industrial and marine strategies.”


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