King’s Lynn factory workers face redundancy

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Workers at a Lynn meat processing factory could be made redundant, company bosses have admitted.

Tulip has announced that a “relatively small number” of jobs are at risk at its factory in Beveridge Way in the Hardwick Narrows.

In January, the company began a formal consultation to change the working conditions of 400 staff after the factory had been “operating on a substantial loss”. It also announced that 39 roles at the factory were also at risk of redundancy.

The company has released a statement following the end of the formal consultation but does not state how many jobs will be cut.

It says: “As part of a formal consultation process with Unite the Union, a relatively small number of positions at Tulip Ltd’s Lynn site have been identified as being at risk.

“We are now in individual consultation with those affected, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage.”

Last year, the company announced that 150 jobs would go at its factories in Lynn, Boston in Lincolnshire and Bodmin in Cornwall.

This site produces sliced cooked meats including ham, corned beef, turkey and chicken. The factory was originally owned by Baxters Butchers but was later bought by the East Asiatic group.