Cadbury moving production to Poland

Hundreds of workers at Cadbury in the UK are set to lose their jobs after it emerged that new owner Kraft will close the British confectioner’s Somerdale factory — despite earlier promises to keep the facility open.

Kraft is set to essentially close down the plant which is near Bristol in England’s south, although it could retain a skeleton crew. It is estimated that around 400 jobs remain at risk.

Cadbury had planned to close the factory in 2010, moving its production to Poland, but when the US food giant made its initial bid for Cadbury that it said it “would be in a position to continue to operate” the factory.

Trade union Unite, which will meet Somerdale workers today, said it believes Kraft will carry on with Cadbury’s original plan.

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