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Cornwall food factory to make 49 extra redundancies

Cornwall food factory to make 49 extra redundancies

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:56pm 11th February 2020. (Updated at 6:12am 12th February 2020)

A Bodmin food factory has been saved from closure, but it comes with the loss of even more jobs.

Pirate FM told you how up to 270 roles could be at risk at Tulip Ltd in Bodmin, back in October last year.

The company, which produces processed meats like bacon, launched a 45-day consultation after operating at a "significant loss"

In December, bosses revealed that redundancy notices had been handed to 25 people who work within the cooked meats area of the site.

Now an official statement has been released to confirm that a recovery plan has been agreed - which secures the future of the Bodmin manufacturing site.

But 49 additional redundancies are being made because of changes to shift patterns and working arrangements.

Bosses say it is 'always disappointing to have to lose people from our business' but they are 'satisfied that the improvements which have already been implemented'.

It means 75 people have now lost their jobs, either through redundancy or resignation, bringing the total number of remaining staff down to 146.

Tulip Ltd Bodmin

"Tulip Ltd can today confirm that a recovery plan for its manufacturing site in Bodmin has now been agreed, securing the future of the site.

"The agreement follows extensive discussions with site management, employee representatives and customers, and will involve several operational adjustments. 

"Changes to shift patterns and working arrangements will unfortunately result in an additional 49 redundancies. Individual discussions will be taking place with those impacted.

"It is always disappointing to have to lose people from our business, but we are satisfied that the improvements which have already been implemented at the site as a result of significant efforts of all parties, together with the additional changes which will now be actioned, will ensure a sustainable future for the site. 

"Our ambition is to now deliver on the commitments which have been set out in our agreed recovery plan, continue with the process of continuous improvement for our day to day operations, and actively explore new growth opportunities".

Tulip Ltd

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