80 jobs face the axe at Bernard Matthews turkey factory in Grainthorpe

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Bernard Matthews has today confirmed that they have begun a staff consultation process with its worthforce at its Lincs Turkeys processing site at Grainthorpe.

The consultation is expected to result in a reduction of approximately 80 employees out of a workforce of 2,130.

A spokesman for Bernard Matthews said: “The decision to make this proposal was not taken lightly, but due to a significant reduction in Christmas orders for Lincs Turkeys in 2014 the site will no longer be economically viable, and processing requirements will be integrated into to the Norfolk and Suffolk sites and the factory in Grainthorpe will be closed.

“The business remains firmly committed to the Lincs Turkey business and its farming operation will remain unchanged.

“The company is currently entering into consultation with affected staff, which we understand may cause a degree of uncertainty for these individuals, but staff will be offered the opportunity to relocate to one of its other sites and they will be kept regularly updated throughout the process.”