Investment in staff support delights MP

Angela Crawley (second right) chats to Scottish Gas staff during her visit to the Uddingston facility.
Angela Crawley (second right) chats to Scottish Gas staff during her visit to the Uddingston facility.

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has cut the ribbon at new Scottish Gas facilities at their Uddingston offices.

Scottish Gas has invested in new facilities at the existing site, including new meeting rooms and revamped canteen.

Ms Crawley, SNP spokeswoman for Equalities, Women and Children, met a number of staff members to discuss the mechanisms in place to support them in the workplace.

This follows Ms Crawley’s campaign for gender equal pay at South Lanarkshire Council and her support for 50:50 representation at Parliament.

Ms Crawley said: “I am very pleased to see Scottish Gas channelling money into investment for the wellbeing of their staff.

“Scottish Gas is a huge business and employs many people from the local area.

“It is especially heartening to see the organisation cementing its reputation as a highly regarded employer, particularly in relation to supporting its staff through, and after pregnancy.

“It’s a sad fact that women still experience discrimination in the workplace, especially when it comes to having a family, and that’s why it’s so important that big employers take action.

“I am very pleased to see Scottish Gas taking action.

“As a well massive employer, they have the ability to set the standard for gender equality across the board, and I hope other companies take note.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Scottish Gas and other employers within my constituency, to make sure working conditions meet standards fit for this day and age.”