Following the end of the formal consultation process, Honeywell (MK Electric) has today confirmed that it will proceed with the closure of its manufacturing facility at St Asaph by the end on 2019.

Daryl Williams, Unite Regional Officer commented:

“Honeywell’s confirmation that it is proceeding with the closure of its St Asaph site is a devastating blow to its loyal workforce and the wider North Wales economy. During the consultation process our calls upon the company to reconsider were ignored. Despite the fact that the site is profitable and high performing Honeywell were determined to proceed with their closure plans.

This decision makes no economic or business sense and will leave over 130 workers and their families in a deeply worrying and uncertain position. This afternoon those workers will rightly be feeling deeply betrayed by Honeywell. Unite will continue to do everything we can to support our members at St Asaph. We will be working closely with Welsh Government to explore if there are alternative employers willing to utilise the site and provide future employment opportunities for our members”. 

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.