Job losses confirmed at Cumbrian Seafoods

Posted on 23 May 2012 by The Manufacturer

Young’s Seafood has confirmed that 380 jobs are to be cut from its former Cumbrian Seafoods sites.

Cumbrian Seafoods, now known as Ocean Pure and a division of Young’s Seafood, went into administration in December 2011.

Consultations over what will happen to the Cumbrian Seafoods sites in Seaham and Whitehaven have taken place over the last three months and it was confirmed yesterday that 281 jobs will be cut at the former while 99 are to go at the latter.

Both of these sites are also to be closed with the remaining workforce transferred into other Young’s operations.

A company spokesperson for Young’s commented on yesterday’s decision saying: “We will confirm exactly how the volume will be distributed amongst Young’s Seafood Limited sites in the coming days with the aim of achieving the most robust and sustainable manufacturing operating model for the long-term.”

The administration of Cumbrian Seafoods has been assisted by experts from PwC who continue to assist workforce negotiations at Cumbria Seafoods other site in Border Laird, Amble. A Young’s spokesperson said the sale of this site was being considered, it was also stressed that “this is not a decision that has been taken lightly and does not, in any way, reflect on the committed and experienced teams at these sites. They have continued to work hard during this period and are a credit to the whole workforce.”