82 Grantham jobs could be affected in Moy Park redundancies

Up to 82 jobs could be affected as one of Grantham’s largest employers, Moy Park, is looking to ‘streamline’ its shift patterns at the site.

Moy Park plans to align the 7 day working pattern at its Grantham factory to a 5 day working pattern.

Moy Park, which currently employs around 1,000 people at the site, envisages that up to 82 positions at Grantham could be impacted by the changes and a full, collective consultation process will commence with staff and their representatives.

The company hopes to offer redeployment opportunities to those affected.

Moy Park has said the changes to shift patterns will ‘improve the team’s availability and versatility and will enable an alignment of the company’s new manufacturing model’.

Over the past three years Moy Park has invested more than £20 million to secure the long-term future of the site and the facility now has one of the most advanced coating lines in Europe and is equipped to deal with current and future demand.

Andrew Nethercott, Prepared Foods Business Unit Director of Retail, Moy Park said: “We will be providing staff with support and guidance regarding the proposed changes during the consultation stage and we welcome their input as part of this process.

“We are focused on offering as many redeployment opportunities as possible across the business.

“Grantham is a flagship facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, making it one of the most efficient of its kind.

“Our past investment ensures the site has capacity for growth in the future and Grantham remains vital to our overall development plans.”