Trade Union threatens legal action over MMP Liverpool factory closure

A trade union has said it will take legal action against the owners of a packaging firm which closed its factory on Merseyside earlier this year.

Union Unite said Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) "unlawfully dismissed" its workforce following the closure.

The Austrian-owned factory, which produces cereal boxes, shut in February after a dispute over redundancies. It officially closed in March with a loss of more than 100 jobs.

MMP declined to comment on Tuesday.

Unite region officer Phil Morgan said: "Unite is appalled by the outrageous behaviour by Austrian-based MMP management.

"It is among the most shameful treatment of workers I have ever come across. MMP clearly thinks it is above the law.

"We now look to the courts to remind MMP that they cannot ignore its redundancy obligations and its duties to UK workers."

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