The news that Remploy is closing its Wrecsam factory is devastating for the 41 workers there. Research has shown that 85% of those Remploy workers who lost their jobs after the last round of closures in 2007 have not found work.
The only realistic solution when this announcement was made by the UK coalition government was for the Welsh Government to step in and take on the seven Welsh factories under threat.
They could have safeguarded the Wrecsam factory, which has lost its major private contract as a result of this uncertainty. The Wrecsam factory was on the verge of securing a major contract with the local council prior to the bombshell - this would have been a long-term agreement to supply kitchen units to the council's housing stock.
From the outset Plaid locally has called for Welsh Government intervention. There is no point in Ian Lucas MP crying crocodile tears in the House of Commons - Labour could have done something in Cardiff and they have failed. Workers deserve better than this.