Galliford Try (Morrison Construction) Job Losses
Procurement Reform an Urgent Priority
Following the announcement yesterday (30.4.19) by Galliford Try of their intention to close much of its business in Scotland, resulting in around 350 job losses, Grahame Barn, Chief Executive said:
“Galliford Try (Morrison Construction) is a long standing CECA Scotland member and has played a key role in delivering infrastructure projects across Scotland, including the flagship Queensferry Crossing.
We are extremely saddened by the job losses announced after what has been an extremely challenging time for the Scottish civils sector, particularly for contractors working on public infrastructure projects.
CECA Scotland is currently in the early stages of discussions with the Scottish Government on reforming public procurement and this announcement highlights the urgent need to up the pace of our discussions to put in place a new approach to procurement for major infrastructure projects – one that better reflects the shape of industry here in Scotland and that ensures a sustainable future for Scottish based civil engineering contractors”.
“Our thoughts are with all employees affected by this announcement and CECA Scotland will be actively involved in supporting everyone impacted through this very challenging period”.