ANGLESEY AL SHEDS 31 JOBS MORE than 30 metal workers.
MORE than 30 metal workers have been made redundant on Anglesey.
Anglesey Aluminum Metals(AAM) launched a consultation on job cuts at
their Holyhead plant in July as decommissioning of the former smelting
works came to a close. After weeks of discussions with their 110 staff
and union representatives they have confirmed 31 staff will be axed.
Nine of those are voluntary redundancies while 22 are compulsory
lay-offs. A spokeswoman said: "AAM continues to offer all affected
employees outplacement support which includes access to various
professional consultants (including Careers Wales) and one to one
workshops to gain advice on possible ways of developing their future.
"AAM continues to employ 75 people at the AAM site, most of whom
work in the re-melt business." The ending of smelting operations
back in September 2009 saw more than 400 workers made redundant. Staff
remained in the re-melt business and to decommission the site.
Now that the clearance work is coming to a close the company was
seeking a reduction in staffing levels. Since smelting ended the firm
has worked to secure new investors at the site and surrounding land.
These include a biomass and fish farm project and a holiday