A washing powder manufacturing unit in Warrington is to near simply because consumers are employing liquid and gel capsule detergents alternatively, Unilever has exposed.
Persil and Surf washing powders are created at the manufacturing giant’s 136-yr-previous Crosfields web page.
Union leaders reported the move was a “hammer blow” and demanded “suitable compensation” for the site’s 123 team.
Unilever declared in January that it was “endeavor a critique of its upcoming” at Crosfields.
Jon Strachan, vice president of source chain for Unilever British isles & Eire, stated: “Pursuing the evaluate we have, sadly, been not able to establish any commercially sustainable solutions for the internet site.
“Consequently, with regret, we are now proposing to close the factory.”
Unilever stated it would “do every little thing it can” to assistance the 123 personnel impacted.
No day has nevertheless been offered for when the plant will shut, even though all personnel are envisioned to have still left their roles by the conclusion of the 12 months.
GMB nationwide officer Eamon O’Hearn stated to see the historic website “tossed absent is heartbreaking”.
He included: “Unilever happily exploits its historic legacy but for its United kingdom producing workforce that is progressively ringing hollow.”