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Goodman Fielder to axe 125 jobs with Hamilton factory closure

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125 New Zealand workers could lose their jobs with the closure of Goodman Fielder’s Frankton facility.

According to First Union, managing director of Goodman Fielder NZ, Peter Reidie called workers into a meeting at 7am this morning and confirmed that the factory will close by the end of March, the Weekly Times Now reports.

"There was a combination of disappointment and relief amongst workers,'' FIRST Union general secretary Robert Reid said.

"While workers were disappointed to hear the news that the site would close and they would be make redundant, there was also relief that after a month of waiting the final decision had been made.''

Workers were informed by the company on January 8 that it had agreed to sell its NZ meat division to local meat processor, Hellers in order to repay debt.

Goodman Fielder has also stated that it will sell its pizza business to Mommas Frozen Products.

Reid said that the union will work with both Goodman Fielder and government agencies to ensure that affected staff receive full support throughout the closure.

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