Nestle is moving 300 jobs from the UK to Poland -- despite claiming ‘radical cost cutting’ measures are bad for business.
The proposal will be subject to a 45-day consultation period. Unless the government intervenes and sets a precedent, more corporations could move their manufacturing operations out of Britain.
With uncertainty around the future of manufacturing in post-Brexit Britain, we need to move now to make sure the government does what it can to secure these jobs.
Business Secretary Greg Clark -- apply pressure on Nestle to keep these jobs in the UK!
Nestle’s iconic Blue Riband brand has been produced at its site in Newcastle for over 80 years. Now the company is set to end that long history, with experts citing rising import costs and uncertainty around Brexit as the cause.
This is just the latest example of underhanded behaviour from the corporation, who have a long history of looking after number one. This time hundreds of British workers are set to pay the price for its latest cost-cutting measure.
Bosses at the GMB and Unite unions have condemned the decision by Nestle, imploring the government to step in now before it’s too late. “These factories should be exporting chocolate – not people’s jobs,” said GMB general secretary Tim Roache. “The government needs to step in before it’s too late and reassure millions of workers across the country this is not just the tip of the Brexit iceberg.”
When Nestle broke its promise and began working with exploitive palm oil partners, almost 200,000 SumOfUs members like you came together and said enough -- forcing the company to change course.
Now let’s make our voices heard again and implore the government to put an end to Nestle’s plan.
Greg Clark -- confront Nestle about its proposal and save these 300 jobs!