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Unite bitterly disappointed that proposals to save Northwood Hygiene Penygroes are rejected

Directors at Northwood Hygiene have today rejected proposals from Unite representatives aimed at saving the Penygroes site which will now result in its closure and the loss of 94 jobs. Despite extensive efforts of the Unite representatives during the 30 day consultation and potential financial support from Welsh Government, the Company have confirmed their decision to close the site by October 2020.

Daryl Williams, Unite Regional Officer:

“The decision from the Company today will come as a bitter blow to the workers and the loss of these jobs will also be crippling to the local economy of Nantlle Valley and the surrounding area. Unite Reps pulled out all the stops to save the site with counter proposals that had potential financial support from Welsh Government but ultimately it wasn’t enough to persuade the company to maintain production at the site.

Unite will now focus on supporting our members at this difficult time. We will be seeking the best possible redundancy packages and maximum help with finding new employment.”

CGG Robertson job losses devastating blow for north west Wales

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.”