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Job losses a 'travesty' for families

Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown is sympathising with families after the loss of 40 jobs at a fabrication firm in Dalbeattie.

Administrators said the company had suffered as a result of cost over-runs on recent projects, impacted by the difficulties in the construction sector.

"This is a big blow to Dalbeattie and the loss of 40 jobs is a huge number for the area.

This is a real travesty for the workforce and their families. To find out just days before Christmas that they are being made redundant is awful news and has thrown their lives intoturmoil.

I have spoken with some of the workforce and the administrator and I have made it clear that I will do all I can to help get the employees their redundancy payments as quickly as possible.

"Once again we see the real difficulties facing the construction sector and unfortunately this is another casualty."

– Russell Brown MP, Dumfries and Galloway, Labour