Following a recent meeting at Arnish with management, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Roddie Mackay has confirmed ongoing support for the company Bi-Fab in seeking to retain their effective and hard working workforce.
Leader Roddie Mackay said: "This is a very difficult time for all at Bi-Fab and we remain highly concerned about the future of the company and the potential impacts on individuals and their families. It is frustrating that despite the loyalty of the workers and their ability in this particular contract to deliver on time and on budget that the company faces these major challenges. The Comhairle has written to Government looking for their best efforts in protecting Arnish, its skilled workforce and its strategic importance. Any loss of jobs would a significant blow to the local economy and it is critical that the Government and other stakeholders in the supply chain to bring new money to the table to help sustain the company. The Comhairle stands ready to support and assist where possible and appropriate."