May 30, 2020

Dairy Crest takeover: Unite to seek job assurances

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, is seeking an urgent meeting with Saputo, the Canadian diary giant, following today’s (Friday 22 February) announcement that the company has tabled a takeover bid for Dairy Crest.

Unite represents workers across Dairy Crest’s UK operation with its greatest concertation of membership at the Davidstow cheese plant in Cornwall.

Unite national officer for the food industry, Sue Pollard, said: “Unite is cautiously optimistic that Saputo is seeking to develop Dairy Crest’s operation in the UK over the long-term.

“Unite is now seeking an urgent meeting with the senior management at Saputo to receive detailed information about the company’s plans and secure assurances about employment levels and a commitment to maintaining an existing plants.”