Commenting on proposals by Peacocks to make a further 147 people redundant, Shadow Minister for Business Nick Ramsay AM, said:
“Today’s news is obviously disappointing and will come as a huge blow for those involved in the consultation process.
“Hopes remain of course and I am heartened to hear that the company is aiming for a lower final figure than this initial proposal.
“Support for all those already affected – and those that may be in the future – has to be the top priority for the Welsh Labour Government. The business minister and her staff should also be working closely with the company’s new owners in order to find a sustainable way forward for the years ahead and a fresh start that halts any further announcements of this nature.”