A frozen sausage factory in Glasgow’s east end could be set to close as workers have been told they are in a 90-day consultation period about the future of the outlet.
Freshlink Foods in Shettleston, which is the largest private label frozen sausage supplier in the UK, notified its workers it may be restructuring the organisation and relocating to another site in England.
The factory employs 145 people and the move has been condemned by local representatives who have pledged to fight to keep the business in Scotland.
Shettleston MSP John Mason said: “There are a number of questions I would like answers to. For example, what would it take to keep Freshlink in the east end or have they already decided to leave?”
East end MP Margaret Curran said the factory contributed £1.3m to the Glasgow economy each year. She said: “I am trying to arrange a meeting as soon as possible so I can take the workers’ case to the highest possible level.”
Freshlink is a division of ABP food group, one of Europe's largest food processors.
A spokesman for Freshlink said: “Freshlink Foods in Glasgow have commenced a minimum 90-day consultation period with its workforce regarding the possibility of a restructuring of its operations, which may impact on the future of the site, resulting in the potential relocation of its business.
“This option is one of several currently under consideration, and a final decision is not expected for a number of months.”
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