RUTHERGLEN POLITICIANS VISIT FLIP OUT TO DISCUSS JOB LOSSES AT AIRSPACE

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SNP POLITICIANS VISIT FLIP OUT TO DISCUSS JOB LOSSES AT AIRSPACE

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey and Rutherglen Central and North Councillor Janine Calikes met with Flip Out Glasgow on Monday 2nd June to discuss potential opportunities for constituents who lost their jobs suddenly last week when Airspace closed its premises in East Kilbride.

The SNP MSP was contacted by a number of constituents who were told without any warning that the company was closing for good on the 26th June after its owner entered it into administration. Many of the people losing their jobs were teenagers who had worked with AirSpace since its opening.

Clare Haughey MSP and Cllr Calikes then made contact with Flip Out to ask whether they would consider taking on some of those who were made redundant, however this was a proposal the company were already considering.

In addition to this, the SNP politicians spoke to Flip Out regarding their weekly Autism Friendly Sessions. Each Sunday between 9am and 10am, they run ‘quiet sessions’ which are particular suitable for those on the autism spectrum.

Visiting the venue on Monday, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“Both myself and Cllr Janine Calikes had a very productive meeting with senior management at Flip Out. Flip Out have shown great initiative and are already interviewing a number of local people who sadly lost their jobs at Airspace.

“From our conversations, Flip Out are very committed to Rutherglen and it is exciting to hear that they are considering expanding their facilities.”

Cllr Janine Calikes added:

“It was really interesting to hear about Flip Out’s work with people with autism and their families – offering dedicated, reduced sensory sessions which allow children affected by ASD to enjoy this fantastic facility in Rutherglen Central and North.”

ENDS

Notes:

Below is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP and Cllr Janine Calikes at Flip Out – taken 2nd July 2018.

Clare Haughey MSP, Cllr Janine Calikes at Flip Out

 

Date published: 3rd July 2018

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