Welsh chicken factory closure confirmed with loss of over 700 jobs

The closure of a hen 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 “transferring forward with plans to stop manufacturing”.

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

After saying the closure in January, the agency mentioned it might communicate with staff to discover the choices earlier than making ultimate selections.

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

A 2 Sisters overview 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 power was assembly as soon as per week to co-ordinate “as a lot help as potential to assist the employees impacted because 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 potential to assist [the workers], to seek out employment after all, but in addition to deal with this blow in a time of hardship and through a price of residing 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 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 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 companies to assist colleagues and discover each avenue in serving to them now and after the session interval.”

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