Dunedin coffee factory workers face job loss

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Newstalk ZB Staff ,
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Dunedin,
Publish Date
Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:07PM
The Cerebos Greggs food factory in Dunedin has been put up for sale. (Otago Daily Times)
The Cerebos Greggs food factory in Dunedin has been put up for sale. (Otago Daily Times)

A lengthy wait for more than 50 coffee factory workers in Dunedin to find out whether their jobs are safe.

Cerebos Greggs is selling its Dunedin plant, as part of Trans Tasman efforts to focus on fresh coffee.

It comes as the Dunedin Cadbury factory prepares to close within the next year, affecting more than 350 jobs.

Otago Southland Employers Association CEO Virginia Nicholls says there are strong indications the Cerebos Greggs plant could continue operating after the sale.

"The sale process is going to go on to six to nine months and that's obviously quite a long period of time."

Nicholls said it's a very attractive proposition for the buyer to keep the Dunedin based company.

 

 

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