Twinings Moving to Poland

September 5/London/Sunday Mirror -- Iconic British tea company, Twinings of London, is sacking staff in the U.K. and moving its production to Poland.

To add insult to injury, 263 workers who are losing their jobs at its North Shields factory have been told they will have to train their replacements.

Company bosses say Polish workers will visit Tyneside to "familiarise themselves with the tea-making process."

Union rep Jayne Shotton, said, "The workers had resigned themselves to their jobs going abroad, but to bring Polish workers here to be trained by Twinings workers is rubbing their noses in it."

Twinings, founded in 1706, claims to be one of the first companies to introduce tea to the English.

From the September 20, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition