Llantrisant factory jobs threat

Car parts firm Sogefi is understood to have announced that it intends to shut its Llantrisant site, putting 200 jobs at risk.

Unite union: Proposed Sogefi closure 'total blow'

Unite union has described the proposed closure of a Llantrisant car parts factory as a 'total blow'.

Italian firm Sogefi is understood to have announced to its 200-strong workforce that it intends to shut the South Wales site and that the 90-day consultation period has now begun.

Our members at Sogefi have recently gone back onto full-time hours following a troubled period last year that saw half the workforce at Llantrisant being made redundant and the remainder being put on short-time working.

The factory has long played a vital role in the area so the announcement of further job losses – and so close to Christmas – is not simply bad news for those working at Sogefi but for the local community as a whole.

Our priority now is to ensure the best possible future options, support and compensation for our members at Sogefi as we enter the consultation period.

– Unite regional officer Andrea Jones

Llantrisant car parts firm 'set to close'

Pontypridd AM Mick Antoniw says Llantrisant-based company Sogefi is set to close.

The car parts firm, known locally as the former Fram Filters, first announced a wave of redundancies over a year ago. It's thought around 200 people still work at the plant.

I hope there might still be some future for the company in Llantrisant, but if that is not possible it is important that reasonable redundancy terms are made available and that support is given to the workers in finding new jobs. I will be working with the Welsh Government to ensure everything is done to support the workers over the coming difficult months.

– Mick Antoniw AM

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