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More than 350 redundancies announced for ailing contractor

04 February 2019

Building services provider McGill has gone into administration, with 374 staff made redundant with immediate effect.

Confirmed last Friday, 1 February, the news was announced when workers were called into meetings in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The business employs a total of 429 people and those not being made redundant are being retained to assist the administrator in realising assets, according to The Dundee Courier.

Nearly half of the company's workforce are based in Dundee and initial response to the news was negative.

Unite union's George Ramsay told The Courier that "it doesn't look very good at all for the company. It seems to be the end."

He described it as a double blow for workers who had previously worked for the Muirfield business and "are again going through the same situation of no consultation".

Mr Ramsay further stated that he did not know where workers will find similar employment in Dundee "because there's basically very few builders left here".

He described the mood of the workers as "very angry" after being called into last Friday's meeting to be told they were out of work.

"Our Unite members are really upset about this and all we can do is make sure Unite look after them with whatever we can through legal processes," he said.

Previously known as a Scotland Top 500 company, McGill offered a number of services including FM, mechanical and electrical, house building and fibre optics and wireless installation.

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