Jobs threat as Newport site set to close

Around 150 people face losing their jobs at a bakery in Newport today, following the announcement of plans to close the site.

Commenting this afternoon, South Wales East AM, Mohammad Asghar, said:

“This is incredibly disappointing news and will understandably be causing huge anxiety and concern amongst the affected employees and their families.

“It is always extremely difficult for those affected by redundancy, particularly so close to Christmas, and it is hugely disappointing for the area that such a large number of jobs are going to be lost.

“I would urge the Welsh Government to urgently consider what packages of support they will be able to offer the workers who have been made redundant, both in terms of retraining and support in securing new employment.”

 

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