Amicus the Union

Amicus the Union

March 23, 2007 11:39 ET

Cranberry Foods to cut 400 jobs

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) - Amicus, the union has reacted with anger at the proposal by Cranberry foods to cut 400 jobs from their site in Abergavenny, Wales. The turkey processing centre is to be downsized to a packaging facility.

Amicus Official Martin Mansfield says: "This company has a 20 year history in Abergavenny. As the only remaining large private sector employer in the area, this plan will devastate the local community. Amicus is demanding that the company allow a proper 90 day consultation process to take place in order for Amicus and Cranberry Foods to find an alternative to these job losses.

"Amicus has already raised it's concerns with the Welsh Assembly member for the area, who has expressed alarm about the proposals outlined. Amicus will work with the Welsh Assembly government to explore possible financial assistance to Cranberry Foods. We will continue to campaign to safeguard our members at this site".

Amicus is meeting with management on Monday (26th March) to discuss counter proposals. The union will fight against any compulsory job losses at Cranberry Foods.

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Contact Information

  • Amicus
    Saba Mozakka
    Communications Officer
    07768 693 953
    Martin Mansfield
    07817 103879