2 Sisters workers face redundancy if they don’t relocate

By James Ridler contact

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Workers at 2 Sisters Cambuslang could face redundancy if they don't move to jobs up to 400 miles away
Workers at 2 Sisters Cambuslang could face redundancy if they don't move to jobs up to 400 miles away
More than 400 workers at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Cambuslang site in Scotland could face redundancy if they do not relocate to jobs up to 400 miles away.

The company confirmed the site’s closure last month, citing poor returns on investment at the facility.

2 Sisters has offered workers the opportunity to move to other facilities in the UK, including one site 380 miles away across the border in East Anglia.

A spokesman said: “The business is now exploring the transfer of products from Cambuslang to other locations in the UK, including three company facilities, while some production will be outsourced to Bernard Matthews in East Anglia.

“Clearly this will not be a viable proposition for most employees, so we are continuing to work hard with those affected and our external partner agencies to place colleagues elsewhere in the company or outside the organisation.”

Opportunity to move

2 Sisters said it would give any employees affected by the planned closure the opportunity to move, if they chose to do so.

The news comes less than a week after the Scottish Government’s business minister Paul Wheelhouse questioned whether an action group set up to combat the closure of the factory added any value to the situation.

Wheelhouse did add that he would be hosting a roundtable later this month (May), in a bid to “keep all stakeholders fully informed about the work under way and to explore all possible job opportunities for the affected Cambuslang staff and to discuss further usage of the site”.

End in August

2 Sisters said that, while work at the factory was expected to end in August, it would still continue to invest in Scotland.

Meanwhile, 2 Sisters has submitted proposals to extend its Cavaghan & Gray factory​ in Carlisle to the local council.

If approved, the plans would see the manufacturer install a 195m2​ single storey extension to house a new chiller unit and a 900m2 ​infill between the two existing buildings on-site.

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