TORY Stuart Penketh wants the Government, borough council and unions to work together in the wake of the BP/Castrol plant closure.
The Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ellesmere Port & Neston said he was “shocked” to hear of BP’s plans to transfer most of their operation in Bridges Road overseas during the next 10 months.
He said: “To have this news hanging over the 100-plus affected employees just before Christmas is terrible.
“Unfortunately this is following an all too often repeated process where petro-chemical companies are transferring production out of the UK to other countries in Europe. It is no surprise when we have the highest rate of fuel duty.
“I’d like to see the Government, borough council and unions get together and come up with constructive ways of helping these people and anyone else effected in a similar way in the future.”
- See Wednesday’s Ellesmere Port Pioneer for the full story.