Grimsby

Union demands assurances for 750 staff after Grimsby fish company put up for sale

Members of Unite have called an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby after it was announced one of the town’s largest employers had been put up for sale.

As reported previously, confirmation of the move came from the Icelandic Group, which owns the chilled fish processing company and employee 750 people at its two Grimsby sites.

Unite says it has around 180 members at the firm, who mainly work in production roles.

Unite regional officer Mike Wilkinson said: “We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the management in regards to the future job security of our members and to understand the rationale behind the sale of the company.

“We understand that the company has had a significant improvement in sales recently, so why has the business been put up for sale? We will require an answer to that question.

“Unite understands that this is a worrying and uncertain time for the dedicated and hardworking workforce. We will be giving our members the union’s maximum support in the days and weeks ahead.”