EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield; West Yorkshire; Yorkshire and the Humber
Location of affected unit(s): Wakefield


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation
Number Employed: 1700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-05-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Yorkshire-based UK supermarket chain Morrisons has announced that it is to cut 100 jobs at its regional distribution centre in Wakefield which employs 1700 people. The reductions are intended to reduce costs and improve efficiency. The company has announced that it has started the process of consultation with employees and unions and is looking at ways of minimising the numbers of compulsory redundancies including redeploying people to different parts of the business.