Wirral MP calls on government to secure jobs at Airbus
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20 Nov 2020
Margaret Greenwood, the MP for Wirral West, has pressed the government’s Secretary of State for Wales over job losses at Airbus in Broughton.
In July it was announced by Airbus that more than 1,400 jobs will be cut from its Flintshire plant as a result of pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
It was then revealed earlier this month that more than 400 workers at the plant could be at risk of compulsory redundancy because of a shortfall between those who have left voluntarily and the number of planned job cuts.
Speaking after raising the issue with the Welsh secretary Simon Hart in Parliament, Margaret Greenwood MP said:
“Several Wirral West residents work at Airbus in Broughton and I am very concerned about what these job losses will mean for them.
"The job losses, and the knock-on effect in the supply chain, will have a huge impact on the economy in North Wales, and we will feel the effect of it in Wirral too.
“This is a time of immense uncertainty for the aerospace sector and it's vital that the government does all it can to protect jobs at Airbus."
Margaret Greenwood’s question and the response by the Secretary of State of Wales can be read at this link: https://bit.ly/2IOzZUs.