Tayside and Central Scotland

MSP holds Flint Group factory closure meeting

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Image caption The proposed closure of the plant was announced on Tuesday

Dundee City East MSP Shona Robison says she has had a "helpful meeting" with the manager of a factory in the city threatened with closure.

More than 100 jobs are at risk after global printing company Flint Group said it wanted to close the plant.

The group said it was experiencing "significant and worsening" losses because of the decline of the printing industry.

Ms Robinson has also met union representatives.

The MSP said: "I had a helpful meeting with David Wood, operations manager, who shared with me the information he had given to staff and answered a number of questions I put to him about the future of the plant.

"I also had a useful and productive meeting with GMB reps, who were very keen to explore all options going forward."

A formal consultation process with staff and unions will begin soon.

Ms Robinson said she had also been in touch with the business minister Fergus Ewing about the proposed closure of the factory, which was announced on Tuesday.

The factory, on Old Glamis Road, made an operating loss of more than £1m in 2015.

Flint Group has said the Dundee factory needed to stand on its "own two feet" to be financially viable.

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