One hundred and forty six jobs will be lost as packaging company Ardagh Group announce that they will close their Merthyr Tydfil plant.
In May, the Luxembourg-based firm entered a consultation period with the workforce at the Merthyr Tydfil plant over proposals to close the branch as part of a strategic review of its UK operations.
Today, the company has confirmed that the consultation process has ended, and that the plant will close.
We have concluded discussions on the counter proposals offered by both union (Unite) and non-union representatives with the outcome that the counter proposals have been declined. We have also held discussions with the Welsh Government to consider ways of maintaining production at the plant, but a satisfactory long term solution could not be found
As stated at the time of the original announcement, Ardagh Group will do everything it can to identify relocation opportunities at other Ardagh locations for the 146 affected employees.
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