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Nearly 100 jobs at risk at Peter's Food services

Credit: Peter's Food

Nearly 100 staff at a pie company in Caerphilly are set to lose their jobs.

Peter's Food Services, in Bedwas, announced it has chosen to "step away from some of its less profitable business".

The business has experienced exceptional increases in raw material prices, and it has been unable to pass these increases onto its customers in an extremely competitive sector.

The company has therefore taken the decision to terminate some contracts which it considers unviable for the business.

– Peter's Food Service

It said production at the Bedwas site will be "reduced" and a number of staff "could be affected".

It added the company will do "everything possible" to minimise impact on their staff.

Union Usdaw said it has entered into consultation talks with the company - that makes pies, pasties sausage rolls and slices.

Clearly this is very bad news for the staff affected. Usdaw reps have entered into consultation talks where we are interrogating the business case for the proposals; we are seeking to minimise compulsory redundancies and ensuring the business has a viable future. In the meantime Usdaw is providing our members with the support, advice and representation they require at this difficult time.

– Usaw Union