The GMB union has urged the government not to allow the car maker Ford to “tiptoe” away from the Bridgend engine plant in South Wales as the factory is set to close in September 2020.
The union said more than 1,700 workers at the factory in Bridgend want to stay at the Ford engine plant than face redundancy.
The GMB union held a conference call with Greg Clarke the business secretary, Ken States the Welsh economy minister and Alun Cairns the secretary of state for Wales on Monday, discussing options for a way forward.
Mike Payne, GMB senior organiser said, “Ford workers are heading back 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 coming.
“Ford must fulfil their obligations to the dedicated workforce in Bridgend.”