150 jobs to go at Tetra Pak in Wrexham

A company that makes cartons for fruit juice drinks in Wrexham has announced 150 job cuts.

Tetra Pak in Wrexham says it was a difficult decision but they have to remain competitive.

There will still be more than 100 people employed at the site.

Rik Jacobs, Managing Director for UK and Ireland, said:
“The decision to consult on Wrexham’s future was an extremely difficult one, but was necessary to ensure the continued competitiveness of our business. Throughout the process, we have been committed to treating our affected employees with dignity and respect. We shall continue to do so and provide them with support in the coming months.
“During the formal collective consultation process, we met frequently with the elected employee and trade union representatives. Jointly with them, we have agreed fair and equitable severance packages for employees, which are well above and beyond statutory requirements. We are providing some funding for re-training, as well as a series of information workshops on tax and pensions. In co-ordination with the elected employee and trade union representatives, we are also working with Careers Wales to provide impacted employees with outplacement support. Careers Wales is on-site talking to employees today.
“The decision does not alter our commitment to remain a leading employer in Wrexham. Our Wrexham site will continue to house our commercial operations for the UK & Ireland, employing around 115 people. Through the operation of a new finished good warehouse, we will also create 21 new jobs.. This will better serve the UK and Irish markets and ensure we are in the right shape for future growth.”