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Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council's response to Essar statement

Councillor Samantha Dixon has responded to Essars statement on the future of the Stanlow plant.

Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Councillor Samantha Dixon, said: “We are saddened and disappointed by the news of potential redundancies at Shell’s site in Ellesmere Port and the impact this will have on the highly skilled and motivated workforce.

“This will be an uncertain time for staff, many of whom live within our borough. We hope that job losses can be managed in the main through voluntary redundancy.

“We have offered our support and will do everything we can to help those who may need to look for new employment, including work-based skills and career guidance, and linking with local companies currently recruiting.”

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