Zimmer biomet confirms 540 jobs under threat

Zimmer biomet confirms 540 jobs under threat

Following the news that Zimmer Biomet is ceasing manufacturing at their Bridgend plant, Welsh Conservatives are calling for urgent action from the Welsh Government. 

The company that operates within this factory unit employ many workers from the Rhondda Cynon Taf Area

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Commenting on the news, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Economy, Paul Davies MS:

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the workers and their families who will be impacted by this devastating news.

“The Welsh Government needs to immediately take steps to support those who now might need to find new jobs and assess the wider effect of these losses on the local community and economy.

“It is beyond disappointing that once again Wales is being hit by more shattering news

“It is beyond disappointing that once again Wales is being hit by more shattering news, on top of figures which showed that unemployment grew in Wales but shrunk in other parts of the UK. The Labour Government must take action to focus on creating more jobs for local people, rather than on vanity projects that help no one.”

Local Welsh Conservative Regional Members of the Senedd for South Wales West, Dr Altaf Hussain MS and Tom Giffard MS, added:

“Time and time again Bridgend and the local area is hit by crushing job losses with major employers quitting Wales, leaving massive holes in our neighbourhoods hurting families and our community.

“It is not good enough for the Labour Government to be reactive to this news, they need to actually be proactive in attracting companies to Bridgend and supporting them to thrive.

“We will be working with those who now face a dark summer to give them the support they need and hold the Welsh Government to account to deliver new jobs for our region.”


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