Since news broke of Vodafone UK’s decision to cull their services operating out of Berkeley Square, the office of Sandra White MSP has been working in conjunction with Alison Thewliss MP to seek an urgent reconsideration by Vodafone.
In the first instance a joint letter was issued by both elected representatives to Vodafone’s CEO and also their Head of UK Operations. A response from Vodafone’s CEO, Mr Nick Jeffery, has now been received and a copy of which can be seen below:
Sandra White MSP Vodafone
With no movement from Vodafone Sandra White MSP also submitted a request to the Scottish Parliament for a Topical Question to raise this matter formally in the Debating Chamber. Unfortunately this extremely serious and urgent question was not chosen despite strong indications that it would be. As such Sandra White has now contacted the Presiding Officer to seek clarity as to why such a gross oversight was made.
Despite these challenges Sandra White MSP has now secured a meeting with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, next week. This meeting will allow Sandra White to discuss the ongoing situation and seek urgent assistance from the Scottish Government to ensure everything possible is being done to protect Scottish jobs and assist the affected workforce in Glasgow Kelvin.