160 jobs under threat at McVities

NEARLY 160 jobs are under threat at United Biscuits' McVities factory in south Manchester.

It is proposing to cut 157 of the 630-strong workforce, or 25%, at the factory in Stockport Road, Levenshulme.

United has several factories and bases in the North West including a group business service centre in Liverpool, a Jacobs bakery in Aintree, and a Jaffa Cakes bakery on Crossley Road, Manchester. The McVities factory is the only site subject to cuts.

A spokesman said: "United Biscuits announced in early June proposa... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...