MIKE HEDGES ASKS GOVERNMENT BUSINESS MINISTER FOR UPDATE ON WELSH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR VIRGIN MEDIA STAFF BEING MADE REDUNDANT

MIKE HEDGES ASKS GOVERNMENT BUSINESS MINISTER FOR UPDATE ON WELSH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR VIRGIN MEDIA STAFF BEING MADE REDUNDANT

Speaking after Plenary, Mike Hedges said…. ‘It is vital for the employees at virgin to receive all of the support possible from the Welsh Government. I am pleased to hear that support for Virgin Media employees is ongoing and that jobs fairs will shortly be held at the site. It is imperative that people are supported into well paid jobs.’

Questions to the Leader of the House and Government Business Manager
Mike Hedges AM – I would ask for two statements, the first—this will come as no surprise to the leader of the house—an update regarding staff in Swansea being made redundant by Virgin Media, this statement to include details of what the Welsh Government is doing to help the staff find alternative employment, and any update on the redundancy terms being offered.

Julie James – Thank you for those two issues. With Virgin Media, as the Member well knows, throughout the summer, officials have been in meetings with both Virgin Media management and its employee representatives to assess the situation as it evolves and to be sure our assistance is available where appropriate. The Welsh Contact Centre Forum is arranging jobs fairs to be held later this month at the Virgin Media site. The fairs will bring together recruiting employers within the area, as well as providing careers advice for those staff seeking alternative employment.