Salmond starts union talks on saving Grangemouth

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has begun talks with the Unite union over how to save 800 jobs at the Grangemouth petrochemical factory, which its owners plan to close.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has begun talks with the Unite union over the mooted Grangemouth closure.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has begun talks with the Unite union over the mooted Grangemouth closure. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Salmond is negotiating with Unite General secretary Len McCluskey and Unite's Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty. Mr McCluskey said earlier the union had decided to embrace a survival plan for the plant "warts and all".

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