‘Urgent clarity’ needed over jobs as VION seeks sell-offs

19 Nov

Unite members at Cambuslang meat processing giant VION have demanded urgent clarity on job security after the Dutch-owned company announced it wants to sell-off its UK food operations this afternoon (Monday 19th November).

The Cambuslang site employs over 350 workers and is one of 40 UK sites employing a total of 12,500 workers – the majority of whom are employed in its pork, red meat and poultry divisions which are earmarked for sale.

Unite Convenor at VION Scot Walker said, “Unite will be approaching management imminently, both local and national, to get urgent clarity on the security of our jobs.

We’ve been aware of the speculation surrounding VION’s future interests for some time now although nothing was confirmed until today – the workforce heard through the same company sources as the media.

VION is a major employer in the South Lanarkshire area and losing jobs or being on the end of pay cuts in this economic climate is unthinkable.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors: Notes to Editors:  For further information please contact Unite Convenor at Vion Scot Walker on 07985460943 or Peter Welsh in the Unite Scotland Campaigns Unit on 07810157931.

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