Commenting on reports that Fife furniture firm Havelock International is to make 247 workers redundant, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said:
“The loss of this many jobs will be a harsh blow to Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area. For workers who have given a lifetime’s service this is the worst thing that could happen.
“I hope that the Scottish Government will now work with unions and the firm to ensure that knowledge and skills are not lost.
“The Government also need to ensure that large firms are paying up on time and not exploiting smaller contractors.”