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Union 'disappointed' over closure of Welsh Country Foods

This is clearly a sad day for our members at Welsh Country Foods, Gaerwen and a sad day for the community as a whole in Anglesey.

We know that there was business interest in the site and were optimistic that a buyer could be found. We are very disappointed in the manner in which Vion UK has simply let this slip away - along with hundreds of jobs.

– Paddy McNaught, Unite Wales officer

310 jobs to go at Welsh Country Foods as rescue deal 'falls through'

Welsh County Food site on Anglesey
Welsh Country Foods has been under threat after it lost a deal to supply meat to ASDA

The union that represents workers at a lamb processing plant on Anglesey says that it is disappointed that a deal to save 310 jobs there has 'fallen through.'

In a statement, Unite said that the Gaerwen site will now close on Friday with only a "skeleton security and maintenance crew remaining."

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