Concerns voiced from Shadow Cabinet over Bridgend Ford reports

Ford Bridgend union bosses are fearing for the future of the south Wales plant after being called to attend a meeting at the manufacturer’s headquarters tomorrow.

Commenting on the reported threat to jobs in the area, with 1,700 currently employed at the site, Assembly Member for South Wales West, Suzy Davies AM, said:

“It’s going to be a very long night for the people of the Bridgend area, and my thoughts are with staff and their families at this stressful time.

“While we wait for further news, I urge the Welsh Government to break its silence on this matter, and give some reassurance to staff that there is a support network around them from the government.”

Shadow Minister for Business, Russell George AM, added:

“The threat to this large and established Welsh employer is very worrying news for the people of south Wales.

“The Welsh Government must move quickly to reassure the automotive business community that Wales is an attractive place to come to set up and stay in. It should be doing more to support Ford during this time.

“I only hope tomorrow doesn’t bring the speculated bad news for workers, after an already bad week for the business community of Wales following the Welsh Government’s rejection of the M4 relief road”.