Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

Statement on Orb

The Orb works has been in Newport since 1898 and is known across the world for excellent products. Everyone will know someone who has worked there at some point. It is a worrying time for the workers and their families. I am disappointed that TATA is selling Orb after all the energy and commitment the workers and the Trade Unions have put in over the years to ensure the plant’s future.

Having spoken to managers at Orb they have told me that they have been seeing really good business results recently and that this a business with a positive future that will attract investors. It is imperative that TATA now ensure that this if this plant is to be sold, it is to a responsible employer. 

TATA owes it to the workers, their families and to Newport.

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.