People & Skills

Oscar Mayer's Chard operations makes supermarket own-label ready meals

Oscar Mayer Chard: 860 potential redundancies

By Rod Addy

Oscar Mayer is proposing to transfer production of supermarket own-label ready meals away from Chard in Somerset, putting 860 workers under threat of redundancy after managers ran out of options.

Brexit could lead to disruption along the Irish border, according to a consortium of UK unions

Trade unions unite to oppose no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Trade unions have united to urge the Government to do ‘whatever it takes’ to secure a trade deal with the EU to save jobs and prevent a schism along the Irish border.

Left to right: Kepak apprentice Aaron Buckler, HR manager Karan Dyer, Cambrian Training's Jones, apprentice Rebecca Sage and site director Hughes

Meat processor Kepak launches apprenticeship drive

By Rod Addy

Wales's largest meat processor Kepak has signed up to the Welsh government’s Apprenticeship Programme to boost workforce skills, aiming to bring 100 existing staff on board the scheme within a year.

Ryan: 'Industry needs to act, and act now.'

How to tackle lack of women in meat industry

By Rod Addy

Ways to tackle the lack of female workers in the meat industry have been outlined by a new report that reveals just 36% of the workforce in the sector are women.

Six of William Reed's show return next year under one roof to mark UK Food & Drink week

William Reed shows unite for 2021 grand reopening

By James Ridler

William Reed face-to-face events are set to return in a big way in spring 2021, with six of the biggest food shows uniting for a week of celebration of the UK food and drink industry.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign has warned vending machine manufacturers and operators have to understand their legal responsibilities

Vending machine drinks pose allergen risk

By Rod Addy

'Serious failings' in allergen information relating to hot drinks vending machines and cross-contamination of non-milk products dispensed by them with milk has been flagged by a trading standards report just published.

The BBPA is demanding a tailored financial support package for brewers and pubs

Coronavirus: brewers and pubs face 290k job cuts

By Rod Addy

A total of £7.4bn and more than 290,000 jobs could be wiped out unless the Government regularly reviews the 10pm pub curfew rule and creates tailored financial support for pubs and brewers.

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