- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Plans to go ahead with the relocation of a Swansea-based factory, which will leave up to 225 people unemployed, have been met with disappointment from local Assembly Member, Mike Hedges.
Earlier today, the Swansea AM received confirmation from Unilever representatives that the global consumer goods giant plan to go ahead with their reorganisation and consolidation proposals, which will result in its Alberto Culver site based in the Swansea Enterprise Park being moved to Port Sunlight in Merseyside.
Today’s decision comes as a result of a 3 month feasibility study conducted by Unilever into their UK businesses.
Speaking on the news, Mike Hedges said:
“I’m deeply disappointed with today’s announcement that Unilever plan to plough ahead with the closure of their Alberto Culver factory.
“I’ve already met with officials from Unilever to discuss these damaging proposals and to push forward the strong case for continuing business at their Swansea factory, however it’s clear that the company are determined to go ahead with the move despite the opposition.
“Although I’ve been told that Unilever plans to offer jobs to staff facing redundancy in Swansea at their new base in Merseyside, I sincerely doubt that this will be of any consolation or benefit to the 225 local people that will now lose their job as a result.”
“I would strongly suggest to anyone that is facing being made redundant to get in touch with their local Careers Wales office to find out more about the Welsh Government’s ReAct 2 scheme.”