Unite the union has reacted with surprise at the announcement by Magellan Aerospace that the company has secured planning permission for future development at its site in Llay, Wrexham. The planning development which is in line with pre-Covid assumptions relating to future demand within the aerospace sector, comes with a promise of 120 new jobs.

This announcement has come on the back of the company making 240 of its workforce redundant in October of last year.

Dave Griffiths, Unite regional officer, commented: “Our members who were made redundant last year on statutory redundancy terms will today be wondering why they lost their jobs when the company was at the same time planning to increase future capacity and production at the plant.

"Magellan Aerospace has serious questions to answer in relation this expansion. While Unite welcomes investment and more jobs for North Wales this development points to a devastating miscalculation on behalf of the employer. Magellan must rectify this by committing to re-employ workers who were made redundant, or at the very least offer them any employment opportunities in the first instance.

"Unite has a number of cases running to tribunal over last year’s redundancy process and we expect Magellan to take the socially responsible path and play fair with its past and present employees."


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Notes to editors:

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