Halls of Broxburn
Finance Secretary John Swinney and West Lothian Council Leader John McGinty today met the Vion Board at their headquarters in Eindhoven as part of the continuing work of the Halls of Broxburn Taskforce.
Following the July announcement of the Dutch company's plans to close its West Lothian processing plant, the Scottish Government has led a taskforce comprising West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, trades Unions, the company and local elected representatives to explore options to secure a sustainable future for the plant.
The 90-day consultation period ends on Wednesday.
After today's meeting, Mr Swinney said:
"Today's meeting gave us a further opportunity to set out how the support we have offered can secure a viable future for the business and safeguard jobs at the Broxburn plant.
"Vion's senior management used the discussion to explain the wider conditions facing the company and to confirm their commitment to continue to explore options following completion of the consultation exercise."
Councillor McGinty said:
"The Halls of Broxburn Taskforce will meet again later this month when we expect to hear the outcome of that consultation and the company's reaction to the considerable support the Taskforce is making available."