Redundancy notices issued to staff at Allied Bakeries in Saltney
Staff at Allied Bakeries in Saltney have been issued with redundancy notices as the company looks to relocate work to its Stockport site.
The makers of Kingsmill bread have told staff at the distribution depot on Chester Road, Saltney Ferry the site will close in November.
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami tweeted:
“Sad to hear that Allied Bakeries are planning to shut their site in Saltney. My thoughts are with the employees during this unsettling time.”
53 roles have been placed at risk of redundancy. Plans are for the site to be shut in November. There are 26 vacancies in Stockport that need to be filled that will be offered to employees at Saltney.
“I was very disappointed to hear the news. My thoughts are with all the employees during this unsettling time. I must commend the representatives of Allied Bakeries for all their efforts to keep the site open, unfortunately it is a very competitive market and now we must focus on offering the employees who will be affected by this the necessary support – something I’m sure they will receive from Allied Bakeries and the relevant bodies.”
A spokesperson for Allied Bakeries said:
“We can confirm that as a result of a detailed review Allied Bakeries has announced a proposal to close our depot on the Chester Road as part of a programme to improve the efficiency of our bread distribution network.
“We are currently consulting with our employees and their Union representatives about these proposals, which if accepted would, regrettably, result in 53 people being placed at risk of redundancy.
“We understand that this will be a difficult and unsettling time for our employees and their families. If the proposals are accepted every effort will be made to help those people affected secure alternative employment, either within other parts of Allied Bakeries operations, or externally in the local area, including the wider network of businesses owned by Associated British Foods.
“Our proposals in no way reflect the commitment and efforts of those affected.”