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10 more jobs to go at Real Crisps factory

The CEO of Real Crisps, owned by the Tayto Group, has confirmed a further 10 jobs will go at the end of the year.

90 people were made redundant when there was a fire at the Sirhowy factory in September.

Just under 80 of those people left at the end of October, with the others travelling to other sites.

Paul Allen says that those people no longer want to continue travelling so far from home and so will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

In total, 120 people were employed at the south Wales site with the remainder of employees working for the company at other sites.

According to Mr Allen there is a possibility the factory could re-open again but he says it is a "long and complicated process."

We were very grateful that no one was hurt in this fire, but it is really devastating for the people who have been made redundant, especially coming up to Christmas.

We have tried to keep on as many of our employees as possible, some are travelling across to do shifts at our premises in Northern Ireland and others are still working locally. We have taken offices for six months near to the site of the old factory and we are trying to keep as many of the team together as we can. We have guaranteed work for all of these remaining employees, for the foreseeable future.

– Paul Allen, CEO of Tayto Group