Northumberland factory to close with loss of 265 jobs

General Mills
General Mills

The Jus-Rol factory in Berwick is to close later this year with the loss of 265 jobs.

Workers at the pastry factory based on the Tweedside Trading Estate were informed of the decision at a meeting this afternoon.

A statement from parent company General Mills said: “General Mills today announced it has completed collective consultation on the proposed closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, United Kingdom with employee representatives and union officials and has made a decision to close the facility by the autumn of 2016.

“The company had announced a proposal to close the Berwick facility on 29 October 2015, the proposal was subject to consultation with employee representatives and union officials. That consultation process has closed and a decision has been made to proceed with the proposal. The company will now begin the necessary phases to close the plant.”

The closure will impact approximately 265 positions.

General Mills said it will provide severance and transition benefits to all affected employees.

The Berwick facility manufactures baking mixes, and refrigerated and frozen dough products. It has been operated by General Mills since 2001.