Apr 28, 2021

Toyoda Gosei: Hundreds of jobs at risk at car parts plants

TGUK originally opened its Swansea plant with 160 workers, before the workforce became 800 strong in 2015. One Swansea plant worker, who did not want to be identified, told BBC Wales he was very worried about paying his mortgage and the implications for his family losing his job would have. Hundreds of workers would usually be going home, but this afternoon just 10 workers have left the site. Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, said the news had come "Out of the blue" and was deeply disappointing, adding she would support the workers through "This hugely stressful time" and try to secure the plant's future. "A Welsh government spokesman said it was a worrying time for the workers, adding:"We have been in contact with Toyoda Gosei about their plans to consult on the potential closure of the company's Swansea site.

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