Posted: Wed 5th Apr 2017

AM welcomes Welsh Government support for redundancy-hit Marshall Aviation workers

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant has welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that it will do all it can to support 126 redundancy-hit workers.

Mr Sargeant wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates to seek backing for workers of Marshall Aviation Services in Broughton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Last week Marshall Aviation Services announced it was to close its Broughton site in June. The firm, which provides a range of services to the aviation industry, has said it is in a 45-day consultation period with staff. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Skates wrote back:

I too was deeply saddened to learn that Marshall Aviation Services at Broughton is to close with the loss of over 120 highly skilled jobs. My sympathies are with all those staff affected by this decision. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

My officials are maintaining close contact with the company and will do all we can to support them through this very difficult time. The Welsh Government will instigate the ReAct programme to provide employees with support for training where required ensuring they are skilled for new job opportunities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Local politicians speak out over Marshall Aerospace closure of its Broughton site with possible loss of 126 staff ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant said:

It’s reassuring to know that the Cabinet Secretary’s officials are doing all they can to help my constituents during this testing period for them.
Marshall Aviation Services’ staff are highly skilled so I hope they’ll be well placed to take up work at nearby companies such as Raytheon and Airbus. If this isn’t the case it’s good to know the Welsh Government programme ReAct will be used – this incentivises companies to take on people who are under notice or recently been made redundant and provides funding for any training they may need to transfer or update their skills. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone who is concerned or feels they are not getting the support they need should contact Carl Sargeant on 01244 823547 or carl.sargeant@assembly.wales ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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