United Biscuits downsizes Glasgow staff

24 February, 2011

United Biscuits (UB) plans to cut around 85 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, which manufactures biscuits such as Go Ahead and Hobnobs.

The proposed reduction in staff forms part of plans to invest in new products and production capability at the site, which employs around 700 people.

“Under these proposals, this investment will safeguard the future of the site and the roles of the vast majority of employees. However, changes to head-count needs on different shifts and some working practices may result in some redundancies.

New jobs are also being proposed, so despite 93 roles being affected, the proposed net reduction in roles will be in the region of 85,” said UB in a statement.

The company has entered into a consultation on the proposals with union representatives.

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