Peredur Urges Labour Minister to Save Pontllanfraith Jobs


A Plaid Cymru MS has called on the Labour Government to intervene to save 100 jobs in the Blackwood area.

Pensord Press has announced that they will be closing their site in Pontllanfraith after more than 50 years of production in the town.

Now, South Wales East MS Peredur Owen Griffiths has written to the Economy Minister to see if anything can be done to safeguard employment in the area.

In correspondence sent this week, Peredur wrote that the job losses would be a ’devastating blow’ for the area.

He added: ‘The company claims that some staff have been offered alternative roles at their factory in Merthyr but this statement has been questioned by employees.

‘I am writing to see if the new owners – Stephens and George – approached the Welsh Government for financial assistance prior to making this regrettable decision?

‘If no approach was made, have any officials in your department made contact with the company to see if anything can be done to retain jobs at the Pontllanfraith site?

‘Speaking on behalf of the town, I would be grateful if all avenues could be explored to try and save 100 jobs that we can ill afford to lose from this part of my region.’

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  • Gareth Llewellyn
    published this page in News 2023-04-07 09:53:38 +0100

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