Construction workers affected by the demise of Muirfield Contracts should be given jobs helping to build the V&A, Dundee West’s MP has said.
Jim McGovern said he was delighted the builders of the flagship museum, BAM Construction, will be attending today’s jobs fair to meet the redundant workers.
The Labour MP met Campbell Dallas the administrators for the troubled firm to discuss the futures of the former workers and apprentices at Muirfield Contracts on Monday.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr McGovern said: “The situation at Muirfield is extremely sad news as they formed such a notable part of Dundee’s construction industry.
“My priority, along with Campbell Dallas, remains ensuring that employees and apprentices are able to find alternative and secure employment and training in Dundee.
“At a time when the city is undergoing significant regeneration with different construction projects beginning to get under way, most notably the V&A, it would be disgraceful for so many workers to face uncertain futures for any length of time, and it is why I am pleased that the construction industry, including BAM, has rallied round and will be attending a jobs fair to meet Muirfield workers.
“I will continue to liaise and work closely with Campbell Dallas, UCATT and the CITB along with others to help resolve this situation and get workers back on their feet and, most importantly, help apprentices continue their training so that their futures do not die with Muirfield.”