Ungrateful

It comes to something when corporations feel so entitled they reject huge wads of government welfare because it isn’t enough-

Wales’ deputy first minister has questioned the commitment of Anglesey Aluminium’s owners to stay on the island. Anglesey assembly member Ieuan Wyn Jones said he was disappointed the company had not accepted offer of UK and Welsh Assembly Government aid. The firm has rejected financial support of £48m over four years saying it was generous but not enough. The firm has offered 140 staff voluntary redundancy. Cheap power for Anglesey Aluminium has been supplied by the nearby Wylfa nuclear plant for the last 10 years. Talks are continuing to try to strike a new deal for cheap power, which has been supplied by the nearby Wylfa nuclear plant for the last 10 years.

There are many rumours on the island that surround the cheap electricity deal they have with Wylfa, I hope to get to the bottom of them and give AA a chance to respond but…ungrateful ain’t the half of it if they are true.

7 Responses to “Ungrateful”

  1. earwicga Says:

    The land they own is worth a fortune within the Ty Mawr development plans, and obviously it would be much more profitable still to operate in another country with no H&S issues and cheap(er) labour. They are already redeploying staff abroad.

  2. celticlion Says:

    Hi Earwicga

    They have had cheap power from the Transfwyned (is that the right spelling) since 1982 as I know. We had an environmental studies field trip to N Wales and Anglesey. Before that I was a metallurgist so ended up taking our party round it.

    Also linked with Dinorwic pump storage.

  3. earwicga Says:

    Hi Celticlion

    The power station is called Wylfa now and there are concerns over that closing down/being re-built or whatever they do with worn out nuclear power stations. That has been their bargaining power – no cheap electric then no Anglesey Aluminium with the loss of vitally needed jobs. I don’t know about the link with Dinorwic Power Station though.

  4. RickB Says:

    So what is the angle on the biomass plant they mooted?

  5. earwicga Says:

    Know nothing about a biomass plant.

  6. earwicga Says:

    Most people working there aren’t even local anyways – well, those that pay the good wages.


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