Unite Wales has today (10 June) reacted with deep concern at the news that CGG Robertson – the oil and gas consultancy – is to axe 60 jobs at its site at Llanrhos near Llandudno. The jobs affected include highly skilled scientists and technicians.
The company yesterday announced that it is commencing a 30 day consultation process over the job losses. CGG is citing the fall in global oil price as an underlying cause behind the decision.
Daryl Williams, Unite regional officer, commented: “This news is a devastating blow for north west Wales which is already suffering badly from the collapse in the leisure and tourism sector as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic.
“These jobs are highly skilled and not easily replaced. We are calling upon CGG Robertson to think again and engage with Unite to try and navigate a way through the current crisis, whilst keeping the loyal workforce intact. Unite will be offering every support possible to our members during this worrying and difficult time.”