Wrexham Wire administration “devastating” for workforce and north east Wales, say Unite
News that the manufacturer of cold heading wire has gone into administration has been described as “devastating” for the workforce and north east Wales.
The announcement about Wrexham Wire was made earlier today, with the loss of 80 jobs according to Unite.
The company, which is based on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, manufactures 350,000 kilometres of wire a year.
Dave Griffiths, Unite Wales Regional Officer said: “Unite the Union have been informed this morning that the workforce at Wrexham Wire who were currently on shutdown have lost their jobs due to the company being put into administration.
“This is devastating news for a loyal workforce that has seen the savage blow of administration before, when they worked for and were owned by Caparo Wire.
“Unite intends to pursue a ‘Protective’ Award for its members and has spoken to the administrators today to see if there is potential for the company to be purchased from administration.
“Our position now is to help our members access all available help with retraining through our Wales Union Learning Fund project. Unite will do everything it can to support our members through these dark times”.
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