2 Sisters considering closure of UK poultry plant
Union members to meet with company about worker concerns
2 Sisters Food Group is considering plans to close its poultry plant in Smethwick, West Midlands, U.K.
The company, according to the Shropshire Star, opened the plant in 1996, but has revealed that it is contemplating closing the plant, which it described as “aging” and employs about 630 people. Under proposed plans, the company would offer to reassign many of the affected workers.
The Unite Union, which represents workers at the plant, stated that it would meet with the company to discuss the future of the facility.
In November 2016, 2 Sisters Food Group announced its intent to move the retail packing department from its facility in Cornwall, Wales – a decision that would impact about 350 jobs.
2 Sisters Food Group is one of Britain’s largest food producers and one of the 10 largest privately held companies in the U.K. According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, 2 Sisters Food Group supplies about one-third of all poultry products consumed in the U.K.
Hundreds of jobs at risk over planned closure of poultry processing factory
Plans to close a poultry processing factory which employs over 600 workers have been described as 'devastating'. The Unite union will meet with the 2 Sisters Food Group on Monday to discuss the future of the site in Smethwick, West Midlands. The plant opened in 1996 and supplies retailers, manufacturers and other 2 Sisters sites with chicken portions.
Jobs at risk at 2 Sisters Food Group chicken factory
The 2 Sisters Food Group said it was consulting on plans to close its plant at Bevan Way in Smethwick.