Welsh processor loses 200 jobs

04-05-2006 | |

Up to 200 jobs will be going at the Grampian poultry processing plant in Llangefni, Anglesey in Wales due to falling demand for poultry.

The job losses at the Grampian plant will be particularly devastating for the area, which is mainly a rural area and very dependent on jobs in the food and food processing industries.

Falling demand for poultry has led to the processing plant cutting its staff of 420 by half. Grampian Country Food Group said the cuts followed “poor trading conditions” for fresh chicken.

Before the downturn in the market for fresh chicken there were two shifts daily at the plant capable of processing more than 400,000 birds in a week supplying the main supermarket chains.

Migrant agency workers who work at the plant when needed have already been told they will lose their jobs in July. Other redundancies will be phase in over the coming months, the company said.

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