MSP seeks update on Havelock jobs in Kirkcaldy

4811094 SSFF claire baker 'Claire Baker MSP - protesting about the 7.54 morning train no longer stopping at Kinghorn, Burntisland, Aberdour - at Kirkcaldy Train Station
4811094 SSFF claire baker 'Claire Baker MSP - protesting about the 7.54 morning train no longer stopping at Kinghorn, Burntisland, Aberdour - at Kirkcaldy Train Station

A call has been made to protect the jobs at Havelock Europa after the company, which has a base in Kirkcaldy, announced losses of £1.8m for the first half of the year.

It came from Claire Baker MSP who said she would be writing to the the firm and the Scottish Government seeking re-assurances.

Havelock announced 50 job losses recently, and its trading figures sparked further concern among politicians.

Ms Baker said: “The news of such losses will be a further blow to the company and its workforce but it is important that it does not lead to further job losses at the company in Kirkcaldy.

“Earlier this month I received assurances from the Scottish Government that apprentices at Havelock Europe will not be affected by job losses. This assurance must be kept.

“It is vital that we are securing job opportunities for young people in Fife to train and gain the skills needed to succeed.

“The full workforce must be confident in the future of the company and their jobs and I will be writing to both the Scottish Government and Havelock Europa.’’