The council boss who fought to safeguard the industrial future of the former Michelin plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has offered to visit Dundee to share her town’s experiences and help Dundee get through their own Michelin closure announcement shock in any way she can.
In the third and final part of our series, Michael Alexander speaks to politicians about how they handled the devastating closure of Michelin in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, and asks whether there’s anything Dundee – now facing a similar plant closure in 2020 – can learn.
Tyre giant Michelin has given “categoric assurances” to workers over the future of its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, global branding centre and truck tyre re-treading plant after revealing plans to axe 845 jobs at its factory in Dundee.
As Dundee City Council bans its workers from smoking during office hours, how enforceable is the policy and what rights do employees have when it comes to breaks? Michael Alexander looks at the bigger picture.
More than 100 years after the abandonment and loss of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance, a team of scientists are on the hunt for the stricken vessel at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. Michael Alexander reports.