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Review Of Müller's Aberdeen Depot Could Risk Up To 50 Jobs

Published on Aug 16 2019 11:00 AM in Fresh Produce tagged: Scotland / Müller Milk & Ingredients / Aberdeen / USDAW

Review Of Müller's Aberdeen Depot Could Risk Up To 50 Jobs

Diary giant Müller is to review its depot operations in Aberdeen, which is likely to pose a threat to around 50 jobs, according to a BBC report.

Distribution, garage, tanker, and retail operations at the Scottish depot will undergo a 30-day consultation process, the dairy giant said.

Workers at Müller's Aberdeen depot are said to be ‘devastated’ by the decision, according to the report.

The company has proposed to relocate employees to existing sites and added that it would create 22 jobs at its recently-upgraded dairy facility in Bellshill.

'Meaningful Consultations'

Area organiser of USDAW, Kate Cumming, said that the trade union would engage in "meaningful consultations" with Müller to evaluate the diary firm's proposals.

Ian Smith, chief executive of Müller Milk and Ingredients Distribution cited a decline in fresh milk consumption and changes in retailing as the reasons behind this measure.

He also added that production volume in Aberdeen was affected as most of its customers operated from central Scotland.

However, the company has assured that it will "work hard" to find the right solution for its employees and their representatives.

In July, Müller announced the decision to close its Foston dairy in Derbyshire by the end of this year.

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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