Job Losses

The planned closure of Foyle's Cookstown site has put 82 jobs at risk

Meat plant closure puts 82 jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

More than 80 jobs are at risk at a meat processing facility in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, after the owner announced plans to close the site next month.

Automation could lead to a loss of 3.6M jobs in the UK by 2030, claimed Centre for Cities

Automation could put ‘3.6M UK jobs at risk’

By Gwen Ridler

Automation could threaten up to 3.6M jobs in Britain by 2030, with warehousing forecast to be one of the worst-hit sectors, according to analyst Centre for Cities.

Irn-Bru manufacturer AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce

AG Barr announces 90 job losses

By Matt Atherton

Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.

Sainsbury denies union claims it wants to axe 850 jobs

Sainsbury slams union claims of 850 job losses

By Michael Stones

Sainsbury has rejected claims from Unite the union that it plans to axe up to 850 jobs, days after spending £1.4bn to buy Argos owner, the Home Retail Group.

Last week: General Mills confirms closure of Jus Rol factory with loss of 265 jobs

Bad week for food manufacturing: is it a trend?

By Alice Foster

Fears of further food and drink manufacturing job casualties are growing after hundreds of job losses were announced by Bakkavor, General Mills, Asda and other firms last week.

Uniq produces layered desserts, trifles and chocolate products.

Uniq job losses highlight need for ‘Cadbury’s Law’: Unite

By Mike Stones

News that 350 people are to lose their jobs at Uniq’s Minsterley creamery is linked to Greencore’s £113m bid for the chilled foods firm and underlines the need for a ‘Cadbury’s Law’ to protect workers’ interests, argues Unite the Union.

A still from an old Hovis advert

Job losses pending at Hovis sites

By Ben Bouckley

Premier Foods is consulting with 140 staff employed over the closure of its Hovis head office in Windsor, with some job losses possible, while further redundancies will occur at the division's Avonmouth bakery.


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