Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has expressed his “concern” at the “distinct possibility” that GE Aviation will reduce its workforce at Nantgarw by up to 100.
GE Aviation services aircraft from all around the world and this morning it was confirmed that it will be consulting on its revised business plan following a “significant drop in engine volume requirements”.
Many of the workforce of nearly 1,500 are from Mr David’s Caerphilly parliamentary constituency and he said, “I am extremely concerned about this announcement. GE Aviation Wales is one of the most important employers in the area and any reduction in the workforce is very bad news for the local economy.
“On Friday Jeff Cuthbert AM and I will be meeting the local management. We will be urging them not to make any compulsory redundancies, if they do indeed reach the conclusion that the workforce has to be reduced because of a lack of orders. Both Jeff and I will be stressing the need for the involvement of Unite the Union in all discussions about the future of the local workforce. We will also be offering what practical assistance we can.”