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Chair reacts to Airbus job losses

1 July 2020

The Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, Stephen Crabb MP, has responded to news that Airbus plans to axe 1,700 jobs across the UK, including at its Broughton site in Flintshire.  

Chair's comments

Mr Crabb said:

“The potential loss of a significant number of jobs at Airbus is a devastating blow to workers and families in Broughton and one that Wales can ill afford. Over the course of our inquiry, we've heard repeated warnings about the unprecedented difficulties facing key pillars of the Welsh economy, including the aerospace industry, as a result of COVID-19. This is the stark realisation of those warnings and underscores the very real threat that the coronavirus pandemic poses to high-skilled jobs in Wales. These kinds of jobs are indispensable if Wales is to make a full recovery from COVID-19.” 

The Welsh Affairs Committee's inquiry into the Welsh Economy and COVID-19 is ongoing.

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