Job fears at Norbert Dentressangle packing factory in Grimsby
JOBS could be under threat at a packing factory in Grimsby.
Norbert Dentressangle has confirmed it is carrying out a review of its non-contractual packing operation at its Ladysmith Road site.
The company, which bought out Christian Salvesen in 2007, could not say how many positions would be affected.
However, an anonymous worker told the Grimsby Telegraph that about 25 to 30 people were employed at the packing factory, and that about 25 people were made redundant just under a year ago following a previous review.
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The French firm said that the plant's warehousing and distribution operations would be unaffected.
The site employs almost 70 people, plus a number of temporary and agency workers.
Dan Myers, business unit director at Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, said: "Following changes in customer requirements, we are reviewing the viability of providing some on-going specialised support functions at our Grimsby site. These are primarily non-core, non-contractual packing operations.
"During the review we will be consulting with our colleagues and their representatives regarding any possible changes.
"We fully appreciate that this is an unsettling time and we are committed to minimising the impact of any changes and supporting anyone affected.
"We are at the start of a review, which will identify if and how many colleagues are affected, who we could not otherwise redeploy within the group.
"For this reason it is not possible to be clear on if or how many may be affected.
"We intend to conduct the review thoroughly and as quickly as possible so as to limit this period of uncertainty for our colleagues.
"As we have only just started the review it is not possible or appropriate to give a firm date for completion at this point.
"Meanwhile, our Grimsby site remains central to Norbert Dentressangle's plans and it will continue to provide warehousing and distribution services for its existing and prospective clients."
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