Local MSP Jackie Baillie has today visited one of her constituency’s largest companies as part of a fact-finding mission for a parliamentary inquiry on how to secure the best possible deal for businesses and workers when we leave the European Union.
Aggreko is one of the top private sector employers in Dumbarton, providing more than 300 jobs, and the firm exports power generator equipment around the world from its main UK hub in Lomondgate.
The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee is holding a series of meetings with businesses across Scotland in November and, as a member of the committee, Jackie Baillie wanted to ensure that the interests of local workers and employers are represented in the process
Commenting ahead of the visit, local MSP Jackie Baillie said:
“Aggreko is an important local employer and a world-leading manufacturing firm. It should be a badge of honour for local workers that so many iconic events, from the inauguration of President Obama to the FIFA World Cup, have been brought to millions across the globe by equipment made in Dumbarton.
“I want to ensure that the views of local employers and workers are considered. Today’s visit will help inform the Economy Committee’s work and I will continue to speak to businesses across Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh to understand the issues and opportunities.
“Once the committee has finished considering the evidence we receive from businesses and trade unions we will submit clear recommendations to the UK and Scottish Governments designed to protect jobs and our economy