Unite has today reacted with extreme disappointment that Wrexham Wire, a manufacturer of cold heading wire, has gone into administration with the loss of 80 jobs.

Dave Griffiths, Unite Wales regional officer, commented: “Unite the union has been informed this morning that the workforce at Wrexham Wire who were currently on shutdown have lost their jobs due to the company being put into administration. This is devastating news for a loyal workforce that has seen the savage blow of administration before, when they worked for and were owned by Caparo Wire.

"Unite intends to pursue a ‘Protective’ Award for its members and has spoken to the administrators today to see if there is potential for the company to be purchased from administration. Our position now is to help our members access all available help with retraining through our Wales Union Learning Fund project. Unite will do everything it can to support our members through these dark times."

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