Delyn MP David Hanson has called for an urgent rethink of the decision by Creative Food, operated by Brakes, to close its food manufacturing plant in Flint.
After receiving a letter from the company informing him of their proposal to axe its plant in Flint with the loss of 149 jobs, Mr Hanson has urged the company to reconsider the decision. He has also used a debate he secured in Westminster on the North Wales economy to raise the issue with the Minister for Wales asking him to contact the company personally.
Mr Hanson along with Mark Tami MP received the letter from Creative Foods on Monday, which is based on the Aber Park Industrial Estate, stating that operating at the site “may no longer be viable” following a business review.
David Hanson MP said:
“I am extremely disappointed with this decision; the loss of nearly 150 jobs will be a massive blow to our community and I know many people will now be worried and uncertain about what will now happen with their jobs and their future.
I’m glad the Minister for Wales agreed to my request to contact the company personally, but I will be working hard to explore with the company whether any review of this decision can take place. If no overturn of the decision is possible, it’s vital that employees are offered a stable exit and the best possible support in finding new work.”