Unite Wales has today received the news that Marshall Aviation Services has
failed to find a buyer for its Broughton facility and that the business will close. Talks will now commence on the terms of closure.
Responding to the announcement Unite Wales regional officer Dave Griffiths said:
“The closure of Marshalls is a devastating blow for the workforce, their families and the economy of north east Wales. A facility has existed on the Hawarden Airfield since 1930, providing well paid secure employment in the area for over 80 years. The majority of the workforce that remain have long service and are highly skilled.
"Unite's priority is to ensure that our members valuable expertise and skills are not lost and are transferred to other employers in the sector. Unite will do everything we can to ensure that the devastating effects of this closure are minimised as much as possible. We will continue to engage in meaningful and effective consultations with the employer in line with the statutory process."