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Natalie Don MSP has raised concerns about the future of her constituents who work in the M & Co headquarters in her constituency of Renfrewshire North and West.

Yesterday, Natalie Don MSP highlighted to the Scottish Parliament that she has already written to the administrator to request a meeting to see what support they can provide for those whose jobs are being cut.

Natalie asked the Scottish Government Minister for Public Finance, Tom Arthur MSP, for details on what steps the Scottish Government will take to provide support to those facing redundancies and to help find similar employment locally.

In response the Minister responded that at this time no date for when individual stores will close including the distribution centre and head office staff in Renfrew. Administrators have assured the Scottish Government that it will provide the Scottish Government and impacted individuals with as much notice as possible.

Natalie Don MSP said: “I was glad to raise this issue in the Scottish Parliament, to ensure that everything is being done to help my constituents who currently work for M & Co.

“The closure of M & Co will have a devastating impact on my constituency and there are obvious concerns regarding the loss of jobs in this area. I have already written to the employer to request a meeting to see what support they can provide for those losing their jobs.

“I was glad to be able to raise this issue in the Scottish Parliament, direct to the Minister responsible, to ensure that the Scottish Government are aware of the issue and are working closely with the administrators to do as much as possible to help those most closely affected by this.”

Public Finance Minister Tom Arthur is also an MSP in the Renfrewshire constituency of Renfrewshire South.

Headline image: M & Co store in Johnstone
Photo Credit: Renfrewshire News

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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