South Scotland MSP, Colin Smyth will today (19 April) meet with the Chief Executive of Youngs Seafood, Bill Showalter at Pinneys in Annan and call on him to halt plans to close the site, following reports that Youngs Seafood itself are to be put up up for sale.
Commenting on the reports Colin Smyth said, "Reports that Youngs Seafood are to be put up for sale will add to the anxiety of the nearly 700 people who face losing their jobs if Pinneys closes. The company should call an immediate halt to any plans to close Pinneys as they have no idea what any potential new owners of Youngs May wish to do with the site. It may well be that they will want to retain Pinneys and the workforce and Youngs should not be making any decisions until that is clear . To do so would simply show further contempt by Youngs of a workforce and community that have been treated appallingly by the company".