450 Unilever jobs under threat

Consumer goods giant Unilever has announced plans to close a number of UK sites with 450 jobs at risk in Swansea, Bridgend and Flintshire.

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Unilever jobs threat 'very disappointing'

The Welsh Government has responded to Unilever's proposals to cut up to 450 jobs in Wales, saying it's 'very disappointing'.

Government officials say they've met Unilever executives to discuss the impact of the proposals and what help could be given, but the decision to close stands.

Today's announcement will be a devastating blow for Unilever's workforce and their families in Wales. We asked the company to fully consider the range of support offered to businesses by the Welsh Government and invited them to work together with us to implement a more sustainable solution for Wales by seeking to maintain current operations at its Welsh sites. The proposals for Ewloe, Swansea and Bridgend are therefore very disappointing but we are hopeful Unilever can offer future opportunities for some of its north Wales workers through investment at its site at Port Sunlight in Merseyside.

– Business Minister Edwina Hart

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