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Unite Wales welcomes Labour – Plaid Cymru agreement

Unite Wales welcomes Labour – Plaid Cymru agreement

17 May 2016

Unite Wales has today welcomed the agreement between the Labour and Plaid Cymru Assembly groups that will see Carwyn Jones nominated as first minister .

Andy Richards, Unite Wales secretary commented:  “Whilst we await full disclosure of the agreement between Labour and Plaid Cymru, this afternoon’s announcement will hopefully lay the foundation upon which a stable Welsh government can be built.

"Lessons must be learnt from the past week where political posturing has denied Wales a voice whilst the steel crisis continues. Our members within the steel industry can ill afford to go a day, never mind a week, without the apparatus of Welsh government being in place to ensure their interests are upheld.

"Unite now calls upon all Assembly parties to work collaboratively to Save Our Steel. They must collectively hold the UK government to its promise that it will facilitate a successful sale of Tata’s UK operations to a responsible buyer, and further create an environment in which any future owner can trade and operate on a level playing field with its competitors." 

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