Economy Secretary Ken Skate
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2 Sisters Food Group jobs threat in Merthyr 'disappointing'

Plans to cut 350 jobs at a meat processing plant in Merthyr Tydfil would be "a major blow to Wales", it has been claimed.

The 2 Sisters Food Group is proposing to move the retail packing department from its St Merryn operation in south Wales to its site in Cornwall.

The Farmers' Union of Wales said it could affect the local economy and agricultural supply chain.

Dawn Bowden, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney AM, put forward an urgent question asking the Welsh Government what its response is during Wednesday afternoon's plenary session.

In response, Economy Secretary Ken Skates said it would be working with the company's directors and management to "minimise the impact".

  • 02 Nov 2016