Staff ‘confident’ of buying plant

Staff ‘confident’ of buying plant

Workers staging a sit-in at their factory in Dundee have said they are confident of getting the money to buy the business and run it as a co-op.

Staff at Prisme have been occupying the building since 4 March after being told they were losing their jobs without redundancy pay or wages they were due.

They have been meeting business advisors and are hopeful of securing loans to purchase the packaging firm.

They will also be taking legal action against the firm’s owners.

There is a core of about seven, out of the 12 former staff members, who are working in shifts to occupy the factory day and night.

David Taylor, 33, who has worked for the firm for seven years, said: “It’s tough, we are sleeping in the studio, that’s where the designing facilities are, but people are coming in with food and all sort of stuff to give us support.

“There’s a lot of solidarity out there for people such as ourselves.

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