Welsh chicken factory closure confirmed with loss of over 700 jobs

The closure of a rooster manufacturing unit that employs 730 individuals goes forward, the Welsh authorities has mentioned.

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

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

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

After saying the closure in January, the agency mentioned it could communicate with workers to discover the choices earlier than making closing selections.

The agency has beforehand mentioned the manufacturing unit is outdated, considered one of its smallest websites, and that merchandise might be made extra effectively elsewhere.

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

The Welsh authorities mentioned a job pressure was assembly as soon as per week to co-ordinate “as a lot help as attainable to help the employees impacted on account of the closure”.

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

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

A Welsh authorities spokesperson mentioned: “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 keep up their website in Llangefni, and the corporate is now shifting 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 help the people and the local people.”

A spokesperson for two Sisters mentioned: “We proceed our constructive engagement with the Llangefni taskforce group and our central focus at this stage is to associate with all businesses to help colleagues and discover each avenue in serving to them now and after the session interval.”

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