Action group launches bid to save Michelin Dundee plant

Edinburgh, UK – Government, business and union officials have instigated joint efforts to avert the closure of Michelin’s tire factory in Dundee, Scotland.

Scotland’s economy secretary Derek Mackay convened the first meeting of the Michelin Dundee action group, on 12 Nov, to explore options for retaining and ‘repurposing’ the site.

The group, comprising local government officials, trade unions and business leaders, formed after Michelin announced 5 Nov that the 845-employee plant would close by mid-2020.

At the meeting in Dundee, participants* were tasked with finding a “commercial way…

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