Cheshire pharma giant in talks over job cuts

The GMB union claims pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca plans to cut almost 100 jobs at its Macclesfield operations. However, AstraZeneca disputes the union's figure. GMB staff said the redundancy exercise would be a "hammer blow" for UK manufacturing. Union officials say the firm has announced plans to make 94 staff on the Macclesfield campus redundant following the introduction of more efficient working methods. They said bosses have informed staff about their plans, and that formal consultations over the redundancies bega... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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