Welsh chicken factory closure confirmed with loss of over 700 jobs

The closure of a hen manufacturing unit that employs 730 folks goes forward, the Welsh authorities has stated.

In January poultry big 2 Sisters introduced plans to close its premises at Llangefni, Anglesey.

The Welsh authorities has now stated the corporate has put ahead “no viable plans”, and is “transferring forward with plans to stop manufacturing”.

2 Sisters stated it was “exploring each avenue” to assist and assist its workforce.

After saying the closure in January, the agency stated it could converse with workers to discover the choices earlier than making ultimate choices.

The agency has beforehand stated the manufacturing unit is outdated, one among its smallest websites, and that merchandise may very well be made extra effectively elsewhere.

A 2 Sisters evaluation of the location, which it purchased in 2013, described it as “not sustainable” and missing area to be environment friendly, regardless of £5m being invested there.

The Welsh authorities stated a job drive was assembly as soon as per week to co-ordinate “as a lot help as attainable to assist the employees impacted because of the closure”.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd (MS) for Anglesey, stated the information was “heartbreaking” for employees and their households.

“I can guarantee you that there’s a willpower to do every part attainable to assist [the workers], to search out employment in fact, but in addition to deal with this blow in a time of hardship and through a value of dwelling disaster,” he added.

A Welsh authorities spokesperson stated: “It was disappointing to listen to from the corporate that the primary stage session had not introduced ahead any viable plans for two Sisters Ltd to take care of their web site in Llangefni, and the corporate is now transferring forward with plans to stop manufacturing.

“The Welsh authorities will proceed to work with the UK authorities, Anglesey council, trades unions and different stakeholders to assist the people and the area people.”

A spokesperson for two Sisters stated: “We proceed our optimistic engagement with the Llangefni taskforce group and our central focus at this stage is to accomplice with all companies to assist colleagues and discover each avenue in serving to them now and after the session interval.”

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