Unite seeks assurances over job security

Unite seeks assurances over job security as Grimsby fish processor firm put up for sale

21 April 2017

Unite, the country’s largest union, has called for an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, following today’s (Friday 21 April) announcement that one of the town’s largest employers had been put up for sale.

The announcement came from the board of Icelandic Group which owns the chilled fish processor and employs 750 people at two Grimsby sites. Unite has about 180 members at Seachill, mainly working in production roles. 

Unite regional officer Mike Wilkinson said: “We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the management in regards to the future job security of our members and to understand the rationale behind the sale of the company.

“We understand that the company has had a significant improvement in sales recently, so why has the business been put up for sale? We will require an answer to that question.

“Unite understands that this is a worrying and uncertain time for the dedicated and hardworking workforce. We will be giving our members the union’s maximum support in the days and weeks ahead.”


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Email: 

  • 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.