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Grangemouth: Unite rep resigns

Stevie Deans, the Unite union official at the centre of the Grangemouth dispute, has resigned from his job at the plant, its owner Ineos has confirmed.

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Ineos boss: Grangemouth a powerhouse of economy

Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and chief executive of Ineos Group, described today's news as "a victory for common sense".

"Grangemouth is the powerhouse of the Scottish economy," he said. "It now has a fighting chance of upholding this crucial role into the future.

Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and chief executive of Ineos Group, described Grangemouth as a 'powerhouse of the Scottish economy' Credit: PA

"Obviously today's news is tinged with sadness," he continued. "Decent men and women are being asked to make sacrifices to hold on to their jobs but the clear wish of our members is that we work with the company to implement its proposals."

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