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Dundee printing plant to close with loss of 115 jobs

Dundee printing plant to close with loss of 115 jobs

A Dundee printing factory which employs around 115 people is to close, according to parent company Flint Group.

The facility is to be closed, with the work consolidated in a site in America, Flint Group announced to workers.

A consultation on the future of the site had opened last month, which trade union GMB says did not give long enough to rescue the plant.


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The company said no viable business plan had been produced in the timescale.

Tony Lord, Vice President and General Manager of Flint Group’s Print Media Europe division said it was a “challenging marketplace” for printed media.

“This is a very sad day for all of us, everyone has pulled together over the past few weeks to see if another option could provide a sustainable future for the facility,” he said.

Drew Duffy, GMB Scotland organiser, told BBC Radio: "The workers in Dundee produce a very high quality product and had we started these discussions this time last year we wouldn't have had eight weeks to save the plant.

“The possibility of an employee buyout or selling the plant was also discussed, but impossible to put together in such a short space of time.

“We have members that have worked there since they were 17, members that work at the plant with their sons and started there with their dads. Three generations of families working on this site comes to an end today.”

The site was due to celebrate its 60th year this April.

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