Unite the union has today (Tuesday 15 January) reacted with anger and confusion following the announcement by Sequana-Arjowiggins that the Stoneywood paper mill in Aberdeen has entered administration.

Only yesterday, local management had informed Unite stewards that the company, which employs around 500 people at the site, was not in administration.
 
It is now understood that a deal to sell the Arjowiggins Stoneywood mill has fallen through and that administrators have been appointed. 
 
Tommy Campbell, Unite industrial officer, said:  “Unite is seeking clarity about the position of the site. If it is indeed the case that the company is in administration, we will seek an urgent meeting with representatives of the company as well as the Scottish Government to see what can be done to find a buyer and save jobs at this site.”
 
“This is an anxious time for staff at the plant and for the local economy of the north east. Stoneywood has been a very successful business for almost 250 years and these workers and their families deserve a future after contributing the most into making this site a profitable and continuous success for generations.”
  
ENDS
 
For more information contact Tommy Campbell (07810157920)

Notes to Editors

Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.