December 10 2013 Latest news:
By Matt Hunter
Monday, October 14, 2013
Up to 700 people are set to lose their jobs after it was announced a chicken factory would close.
2 Sisters Food Group which owns the site in Haughley Park, near Stowmarket, says the factory is “unviable” and “unsustainable”.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “Since informing our employees of this proposal in August, we have continually met with colleagues to try and find other solutions and alternatives to closure.
“However, after taking this time to hear and explore all viewpoints and ideas with employees and union representatives, the inescapable truth is that the site is unsustainable and unviable – environmentally, economically and commercially.
“This decision has not been taken lightly and has been made following a detailed manufacturing footprint review.”
She added the company would now focus on supporting the workers.
The company has sites across the region including in Flixton, Eye, Witham and Thetford.