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More than a hundred jobs under threat in Amlwch

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104 workers at a PVC plant have been warned they face redundancy because of a fall in exports.

Anglesey council leader, councillor Llinos Medi, has pledged to work with the Welsh Government to offer as much support as possible to the Rehau UK plant at Amlwch.

The site has been a major employer in the town since it opened in 1975.

This is desperately worrying news for the town. I have already contacted Rehau UK chief executive, Martin Hitchin, to offer our support as well as colleagues in Welsh Government to see how they can help the company moving forward.

As Amlwch’s largest employer, I’m keenly aware that the closure of Rehau would represent a devastating blow.”

– Councillor Llinos Medi, Leader Anglesey Council

We are extremely concerned about the short-term impacts and long-term prospects for North Anglesey. The consultation at Rehau in Amlwch follows the decision to suspend Wylfa Newydd and defueling works at the existing Magnox power station are also nearing completion. These combined impacts will be substantial and require a dynamic response from the public sector.

– Dylan Williams, Head of economic development, Anglesey Council