Grangemouth workers have been 'staring into the abyss'

John Convery, a manager at Grangemouth, described the last few days as "hellish"

"Myself and my colleagues, and all of our families, have been staring into the abyss," he said.

Worker Eddie Heaney celebrates after an announcement by owners Ineos to keep the Grangemouth petrochemical site open Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

He added: "We'd just been paid but we didn't know if we were going to get another pay cheque again. We were told that the company we work for was going into liquidation and we didn't know if we were going to get any redundancy or what was going to happen to our pension ...

"There was a lot of relief and a lot of emotion in there, we're relieved that we've still got a job."