Job losses warning at Yorkshire factory

Fox's Biscuits in BatleyFox's Biscuits in Batley
Fox's Biscuits in Batley
DOZENS of jobs could be lost at a Yorkshire biscuit factory.

Fox’s Biscuits in Batley is looking at making up to 88 people redundant from the 910-strong workforce.

A spokesman for parent company, the 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “We can confirm we have entered into a period of consultation with some of our colleagues at our site in Batley.

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“It is far too early to say what impact this will have, but some roles will regrettably be at risk of redundancy.

“However, we will be working hard with colleagues to minimise the impact of our proposals and look at all alternative options, including voluntary redundancy, redeployments and the creation of some new roles.”

Ian Wood, from the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, said: “Even one person losing their job is bad. At the end of the day it’s not good a good situation at all.

“The company is not making as much money as it would like. It’s just one thing after another.”

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He said the redundancies would come from all levels of the factory.

Mr Wood was told that some jobs may become available to replace some of the redundant posts.

He hoped this would reduce the actual number of jobs lost to 60.

There will be a 45-day consultation and staff will able to volunteer for redundancy.