Kellogg is currently reviewing the efficiency of its manufacturing plant in Manchester, after significantly cutting down its workforce at its Wrexham-based site.
A spokeswoman for the company said that, after reviewing its operations, Kellogg decided to axe 40 employees from the Wrexham factory to make it “more efficient”. “Similar reviews are currently being made at our other factory sites, such as Manchester. But as yet, no other job cuts or announcements have been made,” she said.
On March 25, representatives from Kellogg met with the unions in Wrexham to brief them on a new “crewing model”, which the firm says will probably result in up to 40 operational roles going across a workforce of 521.
The spokeswoman added: “This is the result of a long-term review which began some time ago. Although it is a challenging time in the current economic climate, the job cuts are not a result of the economy but are part of a review to make efficiencies at the factory.”
Around 60 job cuts have also been announced at International Fish Canners at Fraserburgh, which account for almost a third of its 200-strong workforce. The company has entered a 30-day consultation process with staff and trade union Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW).
International Fish Canners was unavailable for comment.