Vion UK’s poultry business unit is proposing a restructuring of operations at its processing plant in Coupar Angus, Scotland, which may result in 115 redundancies.
The proposal is due to an increasingly competitive environment and a challenging trading outlook, according to the company's owners. The situation has been further compounded by feed, fuel and energy prices rising to record levels. Vion will start a period of consultation with the Unite trade union to discuss proposals and to explore ways of mitigating job losses.
“We regret the need for these proposed changes in our activities and we have informed our employees of our commitment to consult with them and their trade union," said Andrew Fisher, operations director of Vion’s poultry business unit. "We are committed to the consultation process being as productive as possible and we will be looking for every opportunity to minimize job losses.”