Unite backs Karie Murphy as Labour candidate for the Falkirk seat to replace Eric Joyce. It is later alleged the union flooded Falkirk West Constituency Labour Party with members to ensure Murphy wins.
l July 28: Unite threatens to shut down the plant after union official Stevie Deans is suspended due to his involvement in the Falkirk selection row.
l September 14: Workers are balloted on strike action as the dispute spreads to discussions about terms and conditions, including pensions.
l September 24: Ineos chairman Calum MacLean reveals that the site could close in 2017 unless savings are made.
l September 28: Workers vote for industrial action.
l October 1: Ineos warns that Grangemouth could close by the end of this year, with the loss of 800 jobs without a publicly backed survival plan.
l October 3: Workers begin a work-to-rule and overtime ban.
l October 16: The petrochemical plant is shut as talks between the unions and management flounder.
l October 23: Ineos announces it will close the site after Unite members vote to reject the new deal.