Around 150 jobs are to be cut from one of the UK’s leading shipyards, in a “kick in the teeth” to the local workforce, says Unite.
Fife has been dealt another jobs blow with the announcement of a further 150 redundancies at Rosyth dockyard.
Rosyth dockyard has won a £5 million contract to carry out maintenance work on HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Engineering group Babcock has struck a joint venture deal worth 1.5 billion Australian dollars (£864 million) to provide services to Australia’s navy.
The HMS Prince of Wales project has been described as "absolutely pivotal" to the future of Rosyth as it seeks to secure further work beyond the current Royal Navy aircraft carriers contract.
Fears for Fife’s shipbuilding future and its hundreds of jobs have been heightened after the UK government’s shock decision to restart competition for work on the Type 31e frigate programme.
Union leaders have hailed an inflation-busting deal that will see 700 Fife dockyard workers receive a pay windfall.
Fife workers will help assemble the Ministry of Defence's new £1.25 billion frigates if a new design is selected.
Engineering firm Babcock announces record profits just months after hundreds of Fife workers were sacked
Engineering giant Babcock International, which sacked hundreds of Fife workers last year, has announced record profits.
Nicola Sturgeon said redundancy-hit Babcock must become less reliant on defence work following the loss 150 more jobs in Fife.