Following the announcement that Honeywell (MK Electric) will close its manufacturing facility at St Asaph by the end on 2019, Peter Hughes, Unite Wales regional secretary commented: “Today’s announcement by Honeywell that it intends to close its St Asaph site is a huge blow to the exceptional workforce and the wider economy of north Wales.

"This decision has come completely out of the blue, with no prior consultation or discussion with Unite and the workforce. Honeywell employees who went to work yesterday thinking they had a secure job and income for their families, have today had their futures thrown into complete disarray.

"From what limited information Honeywell has provided us with we see absolutely no business sense behind this decision. We will be using the upcoming consultation period to forensically question the company’s plans and will be working closely with our members to put forward alternative proposals to reverse this decision. Our objective is to work towards a viable future for the site and to fight for every single job at St Asaph."

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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.