North East Wales

Marshall Aviation Services' Broughton workers offered support

Marshall's Broughton branch Image copyright Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

The Welsh Government is set to offer support to workers hit by an aviation firm's plans to close its Flintshire branch where over 120 jobs are at risk.

Marshall Aviation Services has started formal talks with its Broughton staff about its proposals to shut the plant in June.

Local AM Carl Sargeant said he had been given assurances officials would do "all they can to help".

The firm blamed the possible closure on "significant losses".

It said staff would be supported through the consultation.

In a letter to Mr Sargeant, Economy Secretary Ken Skates said: "My officials are maintaining close contact with the company and will do all we can to support them through this very difficult time."

Mr Sargeant said: "Marshall Aviation Services' staff are highly skilled so I hope they'll be well placed to take up work at nearby companies such as Raytheon and Airbus.

"If this isn't the case it's good to know the Welsh Government programme ReAct will be used - this incentivises companies to take on people who are under notice or recently been made redundant and provides funding for any training they may need to transfer or update their skills."

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