Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has today (Thursday) raised, during First Minister Question Time, the issue of DB Apparel (Playtex) and the 90 jobs which are proposed to go as the company move operations from its factory in Port Glasgow to France.
Mr McMillan has previously written to the Scottish Government and its agencies Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland to raise his concerns at the possible job losses and has now raised the matter directly with the First Minster Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
Mr McMillan has been made aware that the Scottish Government’s Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) will be assisting affected employees and consultation regarding their future will begin from Monday 27th April.
Mr McMillan said;
“I’m deeply concerned about the future of Playtex in Port Glasgow and have made my concerns known to the company (DB Apparel) and also the Scottish Government and its agencies Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland.
“Having now raised the matter directly with the First Minister, I feel it’s vital that every effort is made to secure a future for the factory in Port Glasgow and ultimately save the jobs which could be sadly lost, as the company consider moving operations abroad.
“I’ve been made aware that support from the Scottish Government has been accepted by the company and this will hopefully assist the workforce through what must be a difficult time.
“Finally, I believe it’s vital the company come out and directly answer questions as to why its moving its operations abroad, as the workforce and the local community are demanding answers.”