October 23, 2019

Unite welcomes decision not to sell Devon Ambrosia factory

Unite, which represents 300 workers at Ambrosia’s factory in Lifton south Devon, has welcomed the announcement today (Friday 15 February) that the owner Premier Foods is no longer seeking to sell the plant.

The future of the factory was placed in doubt in November 2018 when Premier Food announced that it was seeking a buyer for the factory.

Unite regional officer, Mark Richards, said: “Premier Food’s announcement is good news for the workforce, who have experienced three months of uncertainty about their future.

“Unite will now be seeking urgent meetings with Premier Foods to seek strict assurances that the company is now fully committed to the long-term future of the factory and its workforce.

“The Ambrosia factory is a major employer in this part of Devon and its long-term future is vital to the existing workforce and the local community.”