Job loss fears at Yate factory

February 28 2017

CONCERNS have been raised about potential job losses at the Whirlpool factory in Yate after the corporation revealed plans to restructure its European operations.

 

CONCERNS have been raised about potential job losses at the Whirlpool factory in Yate after the corporation revealed plans to restructure its European operations.

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Thornbury and Yate, Claire Young, said she was worried about the effect the threat to jobs would have on local people and the local shops and services they use.

The Yate plant produces tumble driers and Whirlpool is reported to be changing the focus of the Station Road site to make products for UK customers only.

It is understood that a facility in Poland will manufacture driers for other European customers.