Unite has entered into a 90-day consultation with milk supplier Dairy Crest over its announcement to close two glass-bottling sites in Aintree (Liverpool, UK) and Fenstanton (Cambridge, UK) which would result in over 400 job losses.
Unite national officer, Cath Speight, said: “This is devastating news for the 400 workers spread across both sites.
"We have now entered into the 90-day consultation and Unite will be doing everything possible to save these jobs, protect our members' interests and maximise the opportunity for redeployment.
“These closures will be a massive blow for the workers and the local areas affected. As more and more people are made redundant, job opportunities are becoming even scarcer. We now owe it to our members and their families to do everything in our power to help and support them.
“We hope Dairy Crest’s management will rethink this decision and we urge them to offer the staff affected every opportunity for redeployment within the business.”
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