Following further negotiations between 2SFG and Unite, we welcome today’s announcement by 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) that all of the 560 staff employed at their Llangefni site will be paid in full for the 2 week self-isolation period imposed following the Covid19 outbreak.

The payment will be made out of a £1m hardship fund established by the company to support employees during the current crisis. 2SFG will now work closely with Unite to ensure all the employees are able to return safely to work at the end of the current self-isolation period.

Peter Hughes, Unite Wales Regional Secretary commented:

“Unite welcomes the decision by 2 Sisters to agree to our call for all employees to receive full pay during the period of self-isolation. The company has rightly recognised that their workforce should not suffer any financial detriment during this necessary process of quarantine. 

Unite is committed to working very closely with 2 Sisters in order to put every measure in place to ensure the workplace is as safe as it can possibly be when the workforce return. No stone should be left unturned in the process of protecting our members and the wider community”. 

ENDS

For further information please contact Glyn Conolly on 07974 131771

Notes to editors

 

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.