Heatrae Sadia – a well known large local employer – have announced they are closing their Norwich factory with the loss of 200 jobs. They are keeping their Preston factory open but no Norwich jobs will be moving there. I am so sorry for the people who are losing their jobs and feel for their families too.
After Unilever and Britvic announced they were quitting Norwich, thousands of local people joined the campaign to keep those jobs here. We don’t want to be turned into yet another city that doesn’t make things anymore.
There is an alternative to this economic system and this government that always puts short term profits before people. With a decent industrial strategy that puts the many before the few, cities like Norwich could become known for making the things we need to lead the world in a new green industrial revolution.
I know that’s of little comfort now to the two hundred Norwich workers who are losing their jobs but if we want to stop coming back to this Groundhog Day of job loss announcements, we need to seriously reprogramme our economy.