Jobs under threat at Bernard Matthews

TURKEY giant Bernard Matthews Farms is looking to shed further jobs in the face of the “challenging” economic climate.

TURKEY giant Bernard Matthews Farms is looking to shed further jobs in the face of the “challenging” economic climate.

The company has started two separate redundancy consultations with staff and says it expects to see 44 posts go from its 2,270-strong workforce.

The employees facing of redundancy were described as “salaried staff and hourly paid engineers”, suggesting that managers and “line leaders” rather than production line workers were at risk of losing their jobs.

It is understood that the redundancies affect staff at both the firm's Great Witchingham headquarters in Norfolk and its facility at Holton, near Halesworth, in Suffolk.


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Andrew Sherwood, Bernard Matthews Farms' human resources director, said: “As a company we are constantly looking at ways of making the business better able to cope with the challenging and highly competitive economic environment and these structural changes are part of this process.

“Our priority is to make Bernard Matthews as efficient as possible to ensure a sustainable future for the whole workforce.”

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