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Green Party: Just Transition needed for Bridgend Engine Plant workers

THE GREEN PARTY TRADE UNION GROUP’S EMERGENCY MOTION ON FORD’S CLOSURE OF THE BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT WAS PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY AT GREEN PARTY SPRING CONFERENCE

The Green Party regrets Ford’s decision to close its Bridgend engine plant, announced on 6/6/2019. This threatens the workforce with unemployment and potentially inflicts a devastating blow to the local economy.

We support the policy of Just Transition, so that when jobs are lost in environmentally harmful industries, such as petrol vehicle engine manufacture, workers are offered jobs in ecologically friendly industries with appropriate retraining.

We don’t support petrol vehicle engine manufacturing, but we do support workers’ rights to decent treatment.