An announcement by REHAU which proposes closure of their Amlwch manufacturing facility, putting 104 jobs at risk, is another significant blow to an area that needs significant investment and support, says Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth.
This week the REHAU group announced proposals to close the facility in Amlwch, with their operations due to move to the group’s other European facilities in a decision that will have a significant impact on the workforce – most of whom are from the Amlwch area – and the local community.
This follows a spate of announcements in the past week which have resulted in job losses across the island, including the loss of over 800 potential jobs at Wylfa Newydd, and two local bank closures in Holyhead and Llangefni.
Mr ap Iorwerth said:
“The news regarding the proposed closure of the REHAU facility in Amlwch is another devastating blow, but again particularly the north of the island which has already been severely affected by the news of the Wylfa Newydd project’s suspension last week.
“My thoughts are with the 104 employees facing job losses and the wider community, where these jobs are so vital – less than a week after the Wylfa Newydd announcement, I can’t express just how much of a blow this is to the area.
“I will be seeking an urgent meeting with representatives at the REHAU facility in Amlwch, with the hope of visiting there tomorrow, and I will also be contacting Welsh Government at once to once again make the case for significant investment in the island’s economy. We need urgent action now.”