Welsh MEP and member of the European Parliament Employment Committee Jill Evans MEP will visit the ITV Digital Call Centre in Pembroke Dock on Monday (11am) for talks on whether the EU can provide assistance to protect the 900 jobs at the threatened centre.
The meeting was originally arranged over a month ago to discuss issues relating to trade union representation for the workers employed by Manpower at the Cleddau Bridge site. But following the announcement that ITV Digital is now in administration the focus of the meeting will shift to the future of the workforce and whether the EU can assist in helping to protect jobs at one of Pembrokeshire’s biggest employers.
Before the meeting Jill Evans MEP, whose office is based in Haverfordwest, said,
"We have all been concerned at the demise of ITV Digital over recent weeks and I along with everyone else will do everything within our power to ensure that these jobs remain in Pembrokeshire."
"If the worst case scenario is realised and ITV Digital is forced to end its relations with the call centre then I will be interested to hear of the contingency plans that have been drawn up. I will also be investigating whether the EU can provide assistance to attract alternative companies to use the centre."
Jill Evans MEP is the leader of Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales in the European Parliament and she will be meeting Debbie Rainbow (Operations Manager) and Bernard Kingsley (Employee Relations Manager) at the centre on Monday 29th April at 11am.
Journalists and photographers wishing to meet Jill Evans MEP and workers from the centre should gather outside the main entrance at 10.50am.