Waitrose ready-meal makers slash hundreds of jobs

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Monday 18 March 2024
GMB Trade Union - Waitrose ready-meal makers slash hundreds of jobs

A food manufacturer which makes ready meals for Morrisons, Aldi and Waitrose is set to 100s of jobs

Pilgrim’s Food Masters makes chilled and frozen meals, announced up to 260 redundancies at the company’s site in Dean Way, Southall.

Pilgrim's will now enter a statutory 45-day consultation with staff.

Up to 1,000 Pilgrim's workers were faced with fire and rehire at one of the company’s other London factories – but after pressure from GMB members bosses withdrew the threat.

Gavin Davies, GMB Senior Organiser, said:

"GMB has serious concerns about how this will impact on our members and the local community with the job losses.

“With the previous closure of Colette Way, a further closure to Dean Way has come as a massive blow to our members.

“GMB will fight tooth and nail for workers to be paid every penny they are due.”

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