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Ford should not tiptoe away from Bridgend, says GMB

Ford should not tiptoe away from Bridgend, says GMB

UNION leaders are urging the government not to allow car giant Ford to ‘tiptoe’ away from its engine plant in south Wales after announcing its closure.

The GMB said more than half the 1,700 workers at the Bridgend factory wanted to stay rather than face redundancy next year.

The union discussed options today during a conference call with business secretary Greg Clark, Welsh economy minster Ken Skates and Welsh secretary Alun Cairns.

Mike Payne, GMB senior organiser, said: ‘Ford workers are heading back to the plant today for the first time since the company’s disgraceful decision to announce the closure of the factory.

‘The company must not be allowed to tiptoe away from Bridgend leaving a decimated community in its wake.

‘More than half of the workforce are desperate to stay at Bridgend. If Ford think they can slink away, they’ve got another thing [sic] coming. Ford must fulfil their obligations to the dedicated workforce in Bridgend.’

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