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

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