The Chronicle has been informed that the 2 Sisters Food Group has decided to start a consultation on closing its plant in Llangefni.
Virginia Crosbie, MP for Ynys Môn, said: “This is devastating news for all those employees who are threatened with redundancy at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni.
“I was briefed by the company this morning (Jnaury 25) and it appears it has been badly affected by a range of issues with energy cost rises in April being a major part of the decision to consult on a closure to protect other parts of the business.
“I will be speaking to the unions very soon and I would support a task group being set up to help navigate what is happening and what could happen, if the factory closes.
“I am also meeting with the chancellor this morning and I will be raising what is happening on the island with him as a matter of urgency.
“In the meantime, I will do all I can to work with the company, the unions and the council as this process takes place.”
Rhun ap Iorwerth, MS for Ynys Môn, said: “The news that 2 Sisters has decided to start a consultation on closing its plant in Llangefni is truly devastating and my thoughts go out to the more than 700 staff who’ve been informed that their jobs are at risk.
“I’ve tabled an emergency question to be discussed in the Senedd this afternoon. Intense and urgent action will be required from the Welsh Government in response to this announcement.
“Firstly, everything has to be done to see if it is possible to change the company’s minds in the first place, of course, and to save jobs – or as many as possible – but following today’s conversation I wouldn’t want to raise hopes .
“I will fight for as much help as possible for the workers, working with the Welsh Government and Anglesey Council.”
Efforts are being made to contact the 2 Sisters Food Group for comment.