Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has welcomed the news that chocolate maker Cadbury is to pour £75 million of investment into its Bournville headquarters.
The money will be released over three years and will mean new production lines, new equipment and greater job security. The Bournville factory currently produces some of the firm's most popular chocolate, including Dairy Milk, Creme Eggs and Wispas.
Unite national officer, Rhys McCarthy said: “This investment is good news and the union has been working with Cadbury to get the best deal possible for workers during this restructuring. It is yet another example of success when unions and employers work together in the manufacturing industry.
“The company has poured in £33 million of investment over the last two years and now it is pouring a further £75 million into Cadbury. Cadbury is creating four brand new assembly lines with brand new equipment. This investment should help the company compete more effectively which in turn will boost job security for over 3,000 workers across the UK.”
For more information contact Ciaran Naidoo from Unite on 07768 931 315
Notes to editors
• Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.