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Kellogg’s have announced plans to axe 140 jobs at their factory in Wrexham.

The announcement was made today, when staff were told that the company were looking to make redundancies after a national review into their sites. A 90 day consultation will now begin.

However the firm have said they hoped the job loses can be achieved through voluntary redundancies and early retirement.

Regional co-ordinating officer Peter Hughes said everything would be done on behalf of the members to mitigate redundancies.

He added: “Any potential job losses are, of course, bad news for those involved but also for the wider community and economy in north east Wales.”

The Unite trade union described the news as a “kick in the teeth” for the workforce.

Chris Hood, President, Kellogg Europe, said: “We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements.

“To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines – in the right locations – to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”

The announcement will comes as a blow to the area, following the recent announcement that Sharps in Llay and First Milk in Marchwiel were also laying off members of staff.

Identikit Press Release Used

The language used in the statement today matches exactly to a phrase used this month when Kellogs increased Pringles production in Malaysia, and in December when Canadian and Australian Factories closed:

“We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements.

“To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines – in the right locations – to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”

Source: FoodProcessing.com.au

“We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements,” said John Bryant, president and CEO at Kellogg Company.

“To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines – in the right locations – to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”

Source: SupplyManagement.com

….and apparently Kelloggs today about Wrexham:

“Chris Hood, president of Kellogg Europe, said: “We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements.

“To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines – in the right locations – to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”

Source: The BBC

Amazing!

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