McCain Foods planned to cut 74 jobs at its Scarborough site this month (February 1), after it proposed to close a lossmaking facility.
The food manufacturer said the cold store operation at the site was coming to the end of its “serviceable life”, and had to outsource production to a third-party “to ensure the long-term sustainability of the overall facilities in Scarborough”.
Some roles would be maintained as part of an integrated stores operation, McCain said. Corporate affairs director Bill Bartlett said the firm was entering into talks with staff because roles kept on would be “at a much reduced level”.
“During the consultation, all employees will continue to be treated with fairness and respect, and McCain will offer professional advice and guidance to those affected, including access to an outplacement programme to assist in identifying alternative employment,” Bartlettadded.