Unite the union has today paid tribute to the Royal Mint and its workforce at Llantrisant, South Wales, after it was announced that the organisation is to manufacture up to 4,000 medical visors a day. The visors which were designed in house are already being used by NHS staff in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

Peter Hughes, Unite Wales regional secretary commented: “Unite is extremely proud of our members at the Royal Mint who are coming to the aid of our NHS staff during this time of national crisis. The visors that they are manufacturing will help protect our brave NHS staff on the front line who are putting their own health at risk every single day they come to work. For the Royal Mint to design and manufacture these medical visors in such a short space of time is testament to its loyal and highly skilled workforce.

"Unite is proud of all its members across Wales who are keeping the country going as we collectively battle the coronavirus. From our members working in the NHS to those keeping our public transport and schools operational in order to support key workers. To those members working 24 hours to keep our basic utilities running, our gas, electricity and water. All of you are heroes and when all of this is over the Welsh and British public will always remember that."

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