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GMB Demands Government Meeting After 'Devastating' Ford Announcement

Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

The news we most feared been announced which result could see more than 1,100 jobs lost In Bridgend Ford alone.

GMB, the union for motor industry workers, has demanded an urgent meeting with the cabinet secretary following today’s Ford Brigend announcement.

Ford has confirmed that its contract to supply Jaguar Land Rover with petrol engines will cease in September 2020. [1]

GMB has now requested an urgent meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, at the earliest opportunity to discuss how best safeguard jobs in the motor industry.

Jeff Beck, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

"The news we most feared been announced in Bridgend today. The result could see over 1,100 jobs lost In Bridgend ford alone.

"Unless alternate contracts are found, this will have a devastating and far reaching impact on the communities in and around Bridgend as well as across South Wales as a whole.

"We will be working alongside our colleagues in Unite and the Welsh Government to find alternative work for the plant.

"GMB has requested an urgent meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, at the earliest opportunity to discuss how best safeguard jobs in the motor industry."

ENDS

Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41427172

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