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Redundancies are confirmed at Witter Towbars

Redundancies confirmed at Witter Towbars

03 October 2017

Horizon Global has today confirmed that it will proceed with its proposal to close production at its plant in Deeside and transfer the work over to Romania, with a loss of 90 jobs. 

Unite the union confirms that the news today comes as no surprise.

Jo Goodchild, Unite regional officer, said: “Unite campaigned hard to save these jobs but at the end of the day, Horizon had already set its sights on the increase in profits as a result of the savings on labour costs, by transferring the work over to Romania.

"There are social and economic consequences of this decision today.
The employees and their families are devastated, as you would expect.  It is ironic that one of Horizon Global’s core values is to be ‘Socially Responsible’.

"Decent, skilled jobs are being lost  and this is a betrayal of the Witter’s employees who have worked hard to make this site and the Witter brand a  success over the last 50 years. 

"Unite stands ready to offer every assistance, including training support, to help the Witter’s employees facing redundancy to find new employment.”

ENDS