2 Sisters sites closures risk 900 jobs
2 Sisters Food Group has stated it is to close three poultry sites, putting 900 roles at risk, as part of plans to simplify how it works and invest in areas that can make “the most positive difference” to its UK poultry operations.
The company is currently planning to close the Cambuslang site, in Scotland, where 450 roles are at risk, Site C in Smethwick, where 350 job roles are at risk, and Site E in Wolverhampton, where 100 job positions are at risk.
However, 2 Sisters is also said to be creating up to 1,000 new roles within the poultry supply chain, in sites including Willand, Devon (300 new roles), Site D, West Bromwich (potentially 400 new roles), Coupar Angus, Scotland (250 new roles), Llangefni, Anglesey (35 new roles) and Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire (30 new roles).
A spokesperson commented: “As we continue to build a better business, we are simplifying how we work and investing in the areas that can make the most positive difference to our UK poultry operations.
“This means that we will be creating up to 1,000 new roles within the poultry supply chain.
“However, we do have areas of significant challenge and regrettably 900 roles will be at risk at three sites loss-making sites which we propose to close.
“Our focus now will be to support all affected colleagues and explore all alternative options available to us before making any final decisions.”
Commenting on the announcement, Unite said it would now enter consultation with the company and “press the case for investment and alternatives to the planned closures in a series of meetings with the company over the coming days and weeks”.