Unite Wales has today (10 June) reacted with deep concern at the news that CGG Robertson - the oil and gas consultancy - is to axe 60 jobs at its site at Llanrhos near Llandudno. The jobs affected include highly skilled scientists and technicians.

The company yesterday announced that it is commencing a 30 day consultation process over the job losses. CGG is citing the fall in global oil price as an underlying cause behind the decision.

Daryl Williams, Unite regional officer, commented: “This news is a devastating blow for north west Wales which is already suffering badly from the collapse in the leisure and tourism sector as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic.

"These jobs are highly skilled and not easily replaced. We are calling upon CGG Robertson to think again and engage with Unite to try and navigate a way through the current crisis, whilst keeping the loyal workforce intact. Unite will be offering every support possible to our members during this worrying and difficult time."

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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.