Nestle Plans to Axe More Than 140 Jobs In York – Is Brexit To Blame ?



From YorkMix.


More than 140 jobs are set to be axed at the Nestle Rowntree factory in York.

Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 jobs from its UK operations.

The confectionery giant is proposing 143 job cuts in York, 110 at Fawdon, 15 in Halifax and seven in Girvan.

The GMB and Unite unions both criticised the news, with the GMB saying Nestle should “be exporting chocolate and not jobs”.

Nestle said in a statement: “These proposals span four different sites: York, Fawdon, Halifax and Girvan and may result in a reduction of 298 roles, predominantly at York and Fawdon, through 2017 and 2018.

“It is expected that these would be achieved through voluntary redundancies.”

The proposed changes “include amended and standardised shift patterns at each factory.

“These proposals are being made by Nestle UK to ensure that these sites operate more efficiently and remain competitive in a rapidly changing external environment.”


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