Workers at Quinn Radiators in Newport have today been informed that the company has gone into receivership. Without any prior notice, employees arriving for work this morning were handed redundancy notices from the receiver and told the site was shut.

Peter Hughes, Unite Wales regional secretary commented: “Our members at Quinn Radiators are distraught to hear that their employer has gone into receivership and that they are facing redundancy. This is a devastating shock to the workers employed by the company. Quinn Radiators gave no prior notice to Unite that it was in difficulties or that receivers were being called in.

"This is an utterly disgraceful situation that demands urgent answers. The factory was operating as normal yesterday with many of our members working. For the company to exit the site overnight with no explanation or warning is appalling.

"Our members are rightly demanding clarity as to what is happening with Quinn Radiators and whether there is a future for the site. We are currently seeking to clarify the situation in order to best support our members going forward. If indeed Quinn Radiators is exiting Newport then every effort must be made to find a buyer to take over the business and provide future employment for the workers."


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Notes to editors:

  • 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.