Responding to the news that car parts manufacturer Calsonic Kansei is set to cut 95 jobs at its Llanelli plant, Plaid Cymru Mid and West Wales AM Helen Mary Jones is seeking answers from the Welsh Government over what can be done to protect workers.
Helen Mary Jones AM said:
“This is deeply troubling news for Llanelli and the wider area. I have asked the Welsh Government what it is doing to keep and protect jobs at the Calsonic Kansei Llanelli plant.
“Previously as a Llanelli AM, working with the workers, local management and the Welsh Government, I’ve been able to secure a brighter future for the factory. This was a period when Plaid Cymru was in government and Ieuan Wyn Jones was the Economic Development Minister.
“Sadly, this news goes to show that while Westminster politicians squabble with each other over Brexit, people in our communities are suffering. Job losses like this are the consequence of this Brexit shambles, and our town deserves better.
“This is the latest in a series of announcements about potential job losses in Llanelli. I’d like to see the Welsh Government working more closely with Carmarthenshire Council to see how they can improve the economy of Llanelli.
“Plaid Cymru is calling on the Welsh Government to take urgent action to protect jobs and offer any support it can.”
Helen Mary Jones has tabled a written question to the Welsh Government about discussions it has had with Calsonic Kansei since the announcement.