29/10/2015

S&A Foods Announces 300 Job Losses

S&A Foods in Derby has announced 300 job losses and the firm has also gone into administration.

Unite the union which represents around 200 hourly paid production staff, said that cash flow problems relating to the firms' contract with supermarket giant, Asda was the root cause for the closure.

The company announced it was going into administration and dismissing all hourly paid production staff.

Unite regional officer David Jeffery said: "This is a body blow for the employees, their families and the local Derby economy. Our members are shattered by the news.

"We understand that that the contract with Asda has caused severe cash-flow problems which resulted in the workers being sent home on Monday, except for a maintenance team

"The company is based in the suburb of Normanton which has a large Asian population - many of whom work at S & A Foods. It is a sad time for the local community.

"Unite will be giving maximum support to our members during the redundancy process and, in the longer term, support through our ‘lifelong learning’ teams to help our members apply for jobs in the area."

(CD/MH)

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