Plaid Cymru's spokesperson on the economy, Alun Ffred Jones has called on the Welsh Government to retrain redundant steel workers to get them back into employment. Mr Jones said there was no manufacturing strategy from the UK Government and said his thoughts were with the people losing their jobs.
This is very disappointing news for hundreds of Tata Steel workers and their families whose jobs are now threatened, having spent months awaiting news. Our thoughts are with them, especially only a few weeks before Christmas. These job losses should be voluntary wherever possible.
The Welsh Government must work with the company to assist in the re-training of workers and help them find alternative employment as quickly as possible – as we did under the One Wales Government’s ProAct and ReAct schemes. The UK Government continues to fail industrial regions such as Wales. The Welsh Government should take on job-creating powers rather than pass the blame for the economic conditions.
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