Memory Lane confirms 10% job cuts

15 January, 2010
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Memory Lane Cakes has confirmed that, following the conclusion of its consultation, 95 workers at its factory in Cardiff are to be made redundant.
The firm, part of Finsbury Food Group, entered into a period of consultation on 3 December 2009 on changes to shift patterns at the premium cake manufacturer. Finsbury had said it was looking to change production from seven to five days a week, with 95 out of Memory Lane's 1,000 staff at risk of losing their jobs.
A joint statement from Memory Lane and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, announced: "Despite efforts from both management and the union to find alternative solutions, it is with regret that the proposed redundancies will go ahead.
"These redundancies are being made to protect the viability of the business going forward."


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