Grangemouth plant and refinery to reopen immediately

The owners of the Grangemouth site in Scotland will open the petrochemical plant and the oil refinery immediately after both were shut down last week over an industrial dispute.

The giant Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The move follows acceptance by the Unite union of a survival plan, including a pay freeze, ending of the final salary pension scheme and other changes to terms and conditions.

An undisclosed number of contractors have been laid off or switched to other sites.