2 Sisters Smethwick site to close
The Smethwick site is a chicken cutting processor exclusively. It supplies retailers, manufacturers, and other 2 Sisters plants. The company revealed plans to close these old chicken processing site last month.
The manufacturer redeployed 290 of the plants 630 workers to other sites in the West Midlands. 2 Sisters was hopeful that roles will be found at any other site in the company for the remaining 90 workers at Smethwick site. 2 Sister was with much regret that it had to close one of its first plants, but it had done its best to find as many alternative roles as possible for workers.
The Unite union said 2 Sisters’ decision to close the site was “very disappointing”. It claimed the factory will close on June 23. The union claimed its intervention had helped to save 250 jobs at the 2 Sisters site, while claiming 300 workers still faced redundancy. But, 2 Sisters disputed the claims, saying 250 workers took voluntary redundancy.
Unite pledged to mitigate the impact of the factory closure by devising a plan to save as many jobs as possible.