Amicus-AEEU

Amicus-AEEU

November 21, 2006 11:48 ET

AMICUS OUTRAGED OVER ALCOA'S PLANS TO CLOSE ITS WELSH OPERATIONS

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2006) - Amicus Britain's biggest private sector union is outraged that Alcoa based in Waunarlwydd, Wales is planning to close its operations in March with the loss of 300 jobs.

The union is shocked and outraged that the company is making this announcement at a time when they have been turning away business. Amicus has vowed to fight the closure and is calling on the company to meet with the unions to discuss rescue plans to keep the site open.

The company has blamed poor financial performance due to the increasing cost of energy and raw materials.

Amicus Regional Officer, Paul Collier says,

"Loyal staff working for Alcoa will be rightly outraged at this announcement and will be asking why the company is claiming they can no longer afford to operate out of Wales when they have been turning away orders from customers. We will fight this decision and we're urging that the company meets with the unions to discus a rescue plan."

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    Ciaran Naidoo
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