David Clift – Usdaw Area Organiser says
: “This is clearly devastating news for the employees at the site and is a significant blow for the local economy. While recognising that the loss of key own-label cheese contracts and the instability in the food service market lie behind this proposal Usdaw will be doing all it can during the collective consultation process to look at alternatives, protect jobs and secure the best deal possible for members.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
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