Workers at Allied Bakeries’ plant in Netherton are fearing for their jobs after Tesco reduced its business with the firm, which employs 150 staff at the site.

Roy Streeter, regional officer with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, said Allied was working to secure production contracts from other retailers, in a bid to maintain employees’ positions. "Staff are worried about their jobs," he said.

An Allied spokeswoman said there had been no job losses, adding: "Crumpet production with a major retailer has been reduced. So we are assessing potential new business opportunities."