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Call for Mondi plant to be retained in Aberdeen

Image caption Unison said 68 jobs were at risk at Mondi in Aberdeen

Calls have been made for a company to retain its Aberdeen industrial bags plant amid closure fears.

Mondi said it was entering into consultations with unions over the proposed closure of its operations in Bucksburn.

Union officials from Unite said it could result in the loss of up to 68 jobs, which would be "devastating".

Aberdeen Donside SNP MSP Brian Adam has asked for help from Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing and Scottish Enterprise.

Mondi said its rented premises had been sold and the new owner was ending the agreement.

Mr Adam said he hoped the firm could find a new home in one of the current or proposed business parks in the city.

He says he would be asking the company to ensure they explore every avenue before reaching a final decision.

Unite said the premises was on the site of a proposed housing development.

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