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Party of Wales responds to Aberpergwm Colliery job threats

19/10/2021

The Party of Wales has responded with concern to the news that 270 jobs are under threat in Aberpergwm Colliery in Neath. The owners of the Neath Valley colliery have today announced that they are consulting on suspending activities at the site.

The Party of Wales’ Shadow Economy Minister Alun Ffred Jones said:

“It is extremely worrying to hear about the possible loss of 270 skilled jobs in Neath. Across Wales, unemployment is extremely high, and the Welsh Government should be fighting to ensure that every possible job is kept. We want to see the Welsh Government engage with the company during its consultation process and do all it can to fight for these jobs to be retained. In the meantime, job creation is the Party of Wales’ top priority and we will do all it can on all levels of government to ensure call for better management of contacts to create as many jobs as possible in Wales.”