GMB responds to Scotland Secretary's offshore wind admission

13 Feb 2020
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Responding to UK Government Scottish Secretary Alister Jack’s comments that offshore wind turbines intended for Scottish wind farms being manufactured in Indonesia is “the market economy at work”, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said:

“Alister Jack has unwittingly revealed the truth: the UK government has washed their hands of their responsibility to deliver renewables jobs here in the UK.

“Far from ‘the market economy at work’, what we are seeing is yards here in the UK being abandoned by our government and left to compete with heavily state subsidised yards abroad.

“The Scottish and UK governments have failed to produce an industrial strategy to match the rhetoric on green jobs and it’s energy consumers here in the UK that are propping up this rigged market with spiralling energy bills”.

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