The petrochemical refiner at Grangemouth, near Falkirk, is to re-open after Ineos management accepted the revised terms on pay and conditions offered by worker in the Unite trade union.
“This is the outcome we have worked towards and one which Scotland and Grangemouth deserve. There are undoubtedly lessons to be learned from this dispute but for now we should focus on the immediate success of securing the site’s future. “The joint talks at Ineos yesterday have been just one part of the UK Government’s efforts to find a solution to this crisis.”
Carmichael also confirmed that the UK Guarantee for the new ethane facility was a key element in the discussions to keep the plant open and it will be an important part of the company’s plans for the future.
Mr Carmichael confirmed at a meeting with Ineos yesterday that the UK Government agrees the Grangemouth ethane project remained prequalified under the UK Guarantees Scheme.
“Many people in the UK and Scottish Governments have worked hard to make this happen, a clear sign of our commitment to Scotland, its economy and its people.”