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Unite ‘saddened’ by supermarket decision not to re-consider axing contract with Welsh Country Foods

30 January 2013

Unite, one of the largest unions in Wales, has today (30 January) expressed sadness and disappointment at Asda’s decision not to re-consider axing its contract with Welsh Country Foods in Anglesey.

The supermarket giant pulled out of its contract with Vion owned Welsh Country foods earlier this month, forcing the company into commencing a 90 day consultation period with its employees. Unions, workers, local people and politicians have mounted a campaign calling on Asda to reconsider its position and warning of the dire consequences their decision could have for the local community and economy of Anglesey.

Unite regional officer Paddy McNaught said,
“We’re both saddened and disappointed by today’s news – it is another bitter blow to the workforce and all those who have overwhelmingly supported calls for Asda to re-consider their actions.

Unite will be working with all the relevant stakeholders to mitigate the impact of Asda’s refusal to reverse its decision to axe its contract with Welsh Country Foods.”

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For further information contact Unite regional officer Paddy McNaught on 07970 785 460 or Unite Wales communications co-ordinator Hannah Blythyn on 07980 237694

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.