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-or-so staff at risk of losing their jobs.

A joint statement from Memory Lane and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, announced that “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.”

The affected employees will be given one-to-one consultations, with the final redundancies to be completed the week commencing 1 February.