Stephen Deans, Labour chairman in the Falkirk constituency, is suspended by the party for alleged involvement in abuse of the selection process of a Labour parliamentary candidate. Unite threatens industrial action over the Grangemouth chemical plant owner's suspension of Mr Deans.
September 6: Mr Deans is reinstated after the Labour Party inquiry found no evidence of wrongdoing.
September 27: Workers vote in favour of strike action over the treatment of Mr Deans, but date is not set.
September 30: Ineos' Grangemouth chairman, Calum MacLean, says the petrochemical plant could close by the end of this year, with the loss of 800 jobs, if a survival plan is not in full swing by the end of this year.
October 7: Workers begin an overtime ban over the treatment of Mr Deans. Ineos accuses Unite of "fiddling while Rome burns".
October 14: Ineos announces plans to halt fuel production as a safety measure a few days ahead of the planned strike.
October 16: Strike is called off as talks between Unite and Ineos break down, but Ineos says Grangemouth will remain closed.
October 23: Ineos announces that it will close the petrochemical site at Grangemouth after failing to reach a deal.
October 28: Mr Deans resigns from Grangemouth.