Britain's food industry was rocked by two announcements over the past month. Premier Foods broke the news that it was to close bakeries in Birmingham and Greenford, west London and restructure its distribution operations with the loss of 900 jobs....
The md of a finance firm who made an unsuccessful bid to buy Hall’s meat plant in West Lothian and save its 1,700 jobs may consider legal action against the facility’s owner Dutch multi-national Vion Group.
Scottish finance secretary John Swinney has pledged that the taskforce dedicated to saving jobs at Hall's of Broxburn will fight on, despite the announcement (October 5) of a phased closure of the meat plant.
Workers at meat processor Vion have postponed two strike dates in the row over pay and conditions after the firm revealed that it had lost a significant contract with retailer Sainsbury, according to Unite the union.