Oct 24 2012 By Louise Reilly
MP Michael McCann is stepping up the fight to save Jeyes manufacturing plant in East Kilbride.
He met with trade union representatives at the doomed factory this week.
Following a review, bosses at the cleaning product manufacturers announced they are moving their operations from the Kelvin Industrial Estate to their Norfolk plant.
More than 100 staff in East Kilbride have been issued with a statuary
90-day redundancy notice.
This week the MP said he would ensure that no stone was left unturned in an attempt to maintain the companys future in the town.
McCann said: The crucial issue which must be at the forefront of everyones mind is that Jeyes East Kilbride is a profitable manufacturing business.
Not only that, but at countless times in the companys history it has been the East Kilbride workforce that has bailed out other parts of the company whenever help was required. Having had the opportunity to hold detailed talks with the trade union representatives in the plant I feel that we have a strong, positive and, most importantly, a rock solid business case in favour of the plant remaining open.
In concert with the trade unions efforts, I have agreed to write to Jeyes to set out the case for the retention of their East Kilbride operation.
The MP has also written to Scottish Enterprise to determine what Scotlands economic development agency are doing to prevent the closure.
He added: Scottish Enterprise have the ability to make a difference if they use their considerable resources properly.
They must step up to the plate and add their weight to the case that Jeyes is an important manufacturer in our economy and they have to act to demonstrate that we can match and better whatever our competitors have to offer.