Sir, – I read with disappointment the confirmation that Michelin is no longer to manufacture tyres in Dundee.
COMMENT: Plan for Michelin Dundee is ambitious and exciting, but workers must not be given false hope
So now we know.
Workers in Michelin say they are not surprised that the company is to go ahead with its decision to cease production at the factory in 2020.
Michelin has confirmed it is to cease manufacturing at its Dundee plant but will sign an agreement to develop a new skills and training centre on the site.
Michelin confirms end of tyre production in Dundee but will support plan for new skills and training centre
Michelin has confirmed it will press ahead with its plans to end tyre production in Dundee.
The future of Dundee's largest remaining factory could be decided on Friday morning.
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.
Workers at Dundee's closure threatened Michelin factory will have to wait until Friday to find out if last-ditch efforts to save their jobs have been successful.
An action group set up to save hundreds of jobs at the closure-hit Michelin Dundee tyre factory is just days away from handing over final proposals to the company's executives.
The firm behind the new Baldovie incinerator project in Dundee — which was to provide steam to the Michelin factory — expects to be financially compensated if the tyre company closes its city site.