Following the devastating news of job losses in the Broughton Airbus plant, Welsh Labour Minister for Economy and North Wales Ken Skates has called on the UK Government to step up and help the industry:

“The announcement that 1,435 jobs are to be lost at Broughton confirms our fears following Airbus’ announcement earlier this week.  It is a huge blow for the region and the industry.  My thoughts are with all those affected – the workers, their families and wider community.  I have set out the action we will take to support Airbus, the aerospace sector and supply chain.


We are working with all our partners, across government and cross-border.  I will leave no stone unturned to support this industry which is the lifeblood of North East Wales. All governments must work together and we are ready to work with the UK Government. I repeat my call to them that immediate and radical action now needs to be taken to secure the future of the aerospace sector”

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