Logistics workers at Nestlé's warehouse in York are facing the threat of redundancy as the food manufacturer restructures its UK and Ireland logistics operations.

Nestlé is reorganising operations at its logistics warehouse CF2 in York, which will see the facility moving to a full pallet operation, requiring fewer staff.

Nestlé has begun to consult with staff at the CF2 facility in York, which employs around 70 employees. Thirty nine roles are understood to be at risk.

GMB organiser Katharine Mitchell said: "This announcement means a very worrying uncertain time for those members whose jobs are at risk. The GMB team at York are working hard to reduce the number of job losses.

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She added: "Regular meetings are planned with Nestle about these proposals. GMB Union has a strong track record of getting good outcomes for workers at Nestle and we will ensure our members' voices are heard."

A Nestlé spokesperson said the company is proposing changes to its logistics operations in the UK and Ireland "to reduce complexity, increase capacity and improve our service to customers."

“The changes we are proposing would create a more efficient distribution network and would involve a reduction in the number of roles required at our York site.

“As always, we are speaking to our employees about this proposal first and nothing will be confirmed until consultation has been completed.”