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Pilgrim’s Europe to close factory in west London, with potential loss of 270 jobs – Pig World

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Pilgrim’s Europe has announced plans to close its Spurway factory, in West London, resulting in the loss of up to 170 jobs. 

The Pilgrim’s Food Masters,factory in Southall makes chilled and frozen meals for Morrisons, Aldi and Waitrose.

A spokesperson from Pilgrim’s Europe, which is a sister company of Pilgrim’s UK, said: “These necessary proposals form part of the business’s on-going review of its operational footprint to ensure sites are fully optimised, securing a sustainable future for the business and our colleagues.

“These proposals will put around 270 team members at Spurway, at all levels, at risk of redundancy and the business will shortly be entering into collective consultation with union representatives.”

“All those affected will be supported throughout the consultation process, including exploring opportunities for redeployment to other sites within the Pilgrim’s Europe business.

“As a market-leading supplier to the meals and snacking categories, Pilgrim’s Europe remains fully committed to investing in, and building on, our 30-year heritage and capability to provide best-in-class service to our customers, and high-quality food solutions to our consumers.”

There will now be a statutory 45-day consultation with staff at the site. Commenting in March when the closure was first proposed, Gavin Davies, union GMB Senior Organiser, said: “GMB has serious concerns about how this will impact on our members and the local community with the job losses.

“With the previous closure of Colette Way, a further closure to Dean Way has come as a massive blow to our members. GMB will fight tooth and nail for workers to be paid every penny they are due.”

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