Union says Unilever will cut dozens of jobs at manufacturing base

Trade union Usdaw has today said Unilever will axe more than 50 roles from its aerosol manufacturing site in Coal Road, Leeds.

Usdaw adds it is now entering into consultation talks with the multinational consumer goods business.

Daniel Adams, Usdaw national officer, said: “For our members at the Leeds site, who have continued to work throughout the coronavirus pandemic, this news will come as a cruel blow given the extraordinary commitment and efforts that they have given during this time.

“We expect Unilever to live up to its public statements to be an employer committed to sustainable growth, with a sense of purpose, which positively contributes to the communities in which it operates.

“Usdaw will now enter into a meaningful consultation process with Unilever to interrogate the business case, explore all alternatives and seek to avoid compulsory redundancies wherever possible.”

TheBusinessDesk.com has contacted Unilever for comment.