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Dundee SNP’s Parliamentarians  Stewart Hosie MP and MSPs Shona Robison and Joe FitzPatrick met today with Senior management of DC Thomson & Co Ltd.

 All three politicians were shocked at the announcement earlier this week at the news of 350 job losses in the City.

 Following today’s meeting, Stewart Hosie said: “It was vital for us to understand the reason for the company’s decision and the potential loss of jobs. The company explained why this decision was necessary and were open and transparent in all of the answers they were able to give me.”

Joe FitzPatrick said: “We sought reassurances that compulsory redundancies would be kept to a minimum and that the best possible levels of support would be offered to those who might have to leave and it would appear that, at the start of the 90 day consultation period, everything which can be done is being done.”

Shona Robison said: “Job losses on this scale are a massive blow to those directly involved and the City as a whole but I was pleased to hear that dedicated support, like the PACE team is being put in place to help people find new jobs. Also the commitment to minimise compulsory redundancies through redeployment within the company is very welcome.”