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Allied bakeries set to halt production in Cardiff

by LLB Reporter
18th Jun 19 12:38 pm

Kingsmill bread maker Allied bakeries have revealed plans to stop production in Cardiff placing 180 at risk.

Production at the Maes-y-Coed Road is set to halt production after the bakery lost a major onw-label contract this year.

A company spokesman said, “Earlier this year Allied Bakeries announced the loss of a major own-label bakery contract, following which we have undertaken a detailed review of our bakery network to optimise our production capacity, locations and routes to market.”

He added, “If these proposals are accepted it will regrettably result in some redundancies and we understand that this announcement will be unsettling for our colleagues in Cardiff.

“If these changes go ahead, we will provide support to anyone impacted to help them find a new job, either at another Allied Bakeries’ site, or elsewhere in the local community.”

BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper said, “It’s devastating for Wales if you think about all the things that are going on in Bridgend.”

He added. “A lot of this is down to the power of supermarkets, they shift a product from one manufacturer to another without thinking about the consequences on jobs.”

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