Save historic Unilever factory

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29 Jan 2020
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GMB, the union for Unilever workers, and Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols have called on Unilever to save its historic Warrington factory.

The company has announced a review of the 136-year-old site due to a “sustained and irreversible decline in demand for washing powder”.

GMB and Ms Nichols have pledged to fight tooth and nail to protect 123 people working at Unilever Warrington

Eamon O'Hearn, GMB National Officer, said:

"GMB is extremely saddened at the news that Unilever Warrington, a seminal location in British manufacturing history, could potentially close, less than 12 months after Colman's in Norwich.

"The site has been operating for 136 years and has a proud record and history, and GMB would obviously want to see a positive result for the workforce from the proposed review.

"Our members are 100% committed to finding alternatives to potential closures and will be working closely with the company experts to explore all options."

Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North, said:

“Unilever’s announcement is of great concern to my constituents in who work at the Crosfields site in Warrington.

“I commit to standing up for my constituents affected by the proposals and I am working with the GMB union to try and secure the future of the workforce there.”

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