It is deeply worrying to hear that the Linde factory here in Merthyr Tydfil are consulting on 203 job losses.
Should the closure of the plant go ahead, it would be a major blow to the local economy and has the capability of causing considerable hardship upon its employees and their families.
I know that the Welsh Government has been keen to provide business with every possible assistance during these difficult times and I have urgently written to the Welsh Government seeking their assistance. I will be also meeting with management and trade unions in the near future.
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There is no way to put a gloss on this - today is shaping up terribly! Wet and windy weather will push it's way in to the west.
Western areas will see the wet and windy stuff continue overnight! And then tomorrow - i'm very sorry to say - there is more of it to come!
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