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McCain Foods (GB) proposes to cut 230 jobs in the United Kingdom at its PAS Grantham plant

Foodservice French Fries (Chips) from McCain Foods (Courtesy: McCain Foods Ltd)

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd announced today it is proposing, subject to consultation, to reduce the employee numbers at its subsidiary PAS Grantham Ltd at Easton.

The company says the proposal puts in the region of 230 Grantham McCain employees at risk of redundancy.

A spokesperson for the company:

“This proposal has been made after an extensive review of current and future requirements for the McCain UK business, and will ensure we continue to be an efficient and customer-focused business that is fit for the future.”

“If the proposal is accepted, the site will continue production with approximately 150 roles ongoing.”

“We remain committed to our operations in Grantham and the UK and no other McCain sites are included in this proposal.”

“The employees at our Grantham plant are loyal and hard-working, and it’s our priority now to ensure that every affected colleague is treated with fairness and respect, and given our full support through the consultation period.”
In the United Kingdom, companies are required to follow ‘collective consultation’ rules if they are making 20 or more employees redundant within any 90-day period at a single establishment.

In 2018 McCain Foods (GB) employed close to 1600 people at its operations in the United Kingdom