Chicken plant of 450 jobs “at risk”

The Cambuslang chicken production plant owned by 2 Sisters Food Group is under threat of closure.

The trade union Unite, to create 450 jobs could be lost after workers were informed that the plant could close before the summer.

The company said that it will not take the decision to consult on the plant close to the light, and that would be redistribution of staff to other sites if the plan goes of the head.

The chicken plant has been in Cambuslang, near Glasgow, for 35 years.’Unsustainable losses’

A spokesman for the company said: “We are consulting with colleagues about a proposal to close our poultry processing site in Cambuslang.

“The loss of the manufacturing facility in Westburn Farm Road is 55 years of age and have significant challenges to comply with the latest standards which require.

“We don’t take this decision lightly and fully understand the impact if this proposal goes forward.

“We’re going to provide to the affected colleagues the opportunity to take on new roles at our other sites in Scotland, which we will convert from the agency for permanent roles. In addition, we are also going to seek the redistribution of the colleagues of other sites that offer functions for anyone who is willing to travel or move to another factory.

“We are committed to our operations in Scotland and will work hard to ensure that all possible options for colleagues are fully explored before any final decisions are made.

Join said that he was informed by the company that there are serious problems with the plant tissue, in the course of unsustainable losses, and an inability to meet future customer and consumer needs”.

Join coordinator in Cambuslang, Scott Walker, said: “we are Obviously disappointed by the news of the possible closure. But it is too soon to accept that this is the last word.

“States will do everything in negotiating with the company to find a way to safeguard the future of the web and to protect jobs.

“What is at stake are more than 450 jobs and the future of the local community.”The food standards

Mr Walker added: “The company says that there are problems with the aging of the plant. That is not a surprise. I have worked there for 30 years, and there has been a bronze penny spent on the place and in any real sense for decades.

“You could say that it looks like those chickens come home to roost.”

The house of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee held a month of research in the food group of the actions after an undercover report by the Guardian and ITV News said workers at its West Bromwich site were changing, the sacrifice of dates to extend the shelf life of the meat.

In September, the food Standards Agency and the supermarkets Aldi, Lidl, the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer also announced that it would investigate the allegations.

2 Sisters is one of the uk’s largest chicken suppliers, but also provides biscuits, prepared meals and frozen pizzas.