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Jobs threatened at historic Trafford Park factory
FORTY jobs are under threat at the PG Tips Factory in Trafford Park - after its parent company announced a major re-organisation of its business.
The facility employs more than 300 people and the cuts are being made after Unilever, its parent company, unveiled a £40 million investment at its historic home.
The investment, at the company’s Port Sunlight offices, will allow the company to produce personal care products and improve its IT facilities.
Kate Green, the MP for Stretford and Urmston, said she was concerned about the implications for the Trafford Park site.
Ms Green said: “Workers there will be anxious about their jobs, and I’ll be fighting for them. Managers must take every step to protect jobs and investment at the plant. I want to work with them and trade union colleagues to make sure we get the best deal for Unilever workers.”
A spokesman for Unilever said: “Following a review of the operation of our Trafford Park factory, we will be introducing changes to the running of the site to optimise manufacturing efficiency. It is with regret that as a result of these changes and investment we have announced that some roles will be made redundant. We are currently in a 90 day consultation period during which time we will consult with all affected employees on support, including enhanced redundancy terms.”
The PG Tips Factory in Trafford Park has been making tea since 1930.