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Speed of insolvency action at Quinton Hazell leaves wo...

Speed of insolvency action at Quinton Hazell leaves workers ‘angry and anxious’, says Unite

07 February 2013

Unite, one of Wales’ largest unions, has hit out at the handling of job losses at Quinton Hazell car parts factory in Mochdre after workers have been left feeling ‘angry and anxious.’

Administrators were called in and employees officially told they were losing their jobs with immediate effect at 9am this morning (7 Feburary).

Unite Wales regional industrial officer John Hamilton said:

“We had been in talks with the company prior to this announcement but they have moved from having 24 redundancies on the table to insolvency in the space of just a week.

Our members and employees across the site have been left feeling very frustrated, angry and anxious by the speed at which the insolvency action has hit and the immediate outcome.

This news is a major disappointment and the management should have had greater engagement and been more honest with the union and the workforce at a much, much earlier stage.

The workforce at Quinton Hazell is exceptional and in the right hands the company could do well.”


Employees at the site are also set not to receive their contractual redundancy package as that has now been referred to the Redundancy Payment Office and who now become preferred creditors.

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For further details contact Unite Wales regional industrial officer John Hamilton on 07958 515330 or Unite Wales Communications Co-ordinator Hannah Blythyn on 07980 237694.

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.