Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a visit to the Michelin tyres plant in Dundee yesterday and reassured workers the Government was working hard to revive the economy.
Work has already stopped at the tyres facility on a temporary basis to allow stock levels of tyres to drop in line with demand which has fallen dramatically during the global downturn.
However, Michelin have continued to pay employees at the Baldovie plant in Dundee during the lay-off.
Mr Brown, offered words of support to the tyres workers, he said ‘There are 750 workers here doing a great job.’
He also praised Michelin for its environmentally friendly approach to business and during his visit, which was ahead of his appearance at the Scottish Labour Party conference, he even took time to visit the tyres site’s massive wind turbines.
Speaking more broadly about the economy, Mr Brown said the Government was using all means at its disposal to ensure the economy continued to work.
He said: ‘I am speaking to the party conference and the message I want to send is, we are doing everything we can.’