Loss of 80 jobs at Wrexham company 'devastating news'

Wrexham Wire, previously known as Caparo Wire, has entered administration. Credit: Google Maps

Unite the Union has said the loss of 80 jobs at Wrexham Wire is 'devastating news' for the region.

Wrexham Wire, a manufacturer who deal with cold heading wire, entered administration putting the jobs at risk.

Now the workers, who had been on shutdown since the coronavirus pandemic hit Wales, have been informed of the situation.

This is devastating news for a loyal workforce that has seen the savage blow of administration before.

Dave Griffiths, Regional Officer Unite

Dave Griffiths, Unite Wales Regional Officer said: “Unite the Union have been informed this morning that the workforce at Wrexham Wire who were currently on shutdown have lost their jobs due to the company being put into administration.

"This is devastating news for a loyal workforce that has seen the savage blow of administration before, when they worked for and were owned by Caparo Wire.

"Unite intends to pursue a ‘Protective’ Award for its members and has spoken to the administrators today to see if there is potential for the company to be purchased from administration.

"Our position now is to help our members access all available help with retraining through our Wales Union Learning Fund project. Unite will do everything it can to support our members through these dark times."

The company went in to administration in 2015, but around 80 jobs were saved later in that year.