As a result of “capacity and productivity growth” at its Grantham facility in Lincolnshire, food company Moy Park is proposing to streamline shift patterns at the site, which is expected to affect 82 jobs.
Moy Park plans to align the 7 day working pattern at its Grantham factory to a 5 day working pattern. This will “improve the team’s availability and versatility and will enable an alignment of the company’s new manufacturing model to the opportunities in the prepared foods market for both retail and foodservice.”
Moy Park 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.
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. The company employs approximately 1,000 people at the site.
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.”