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): Halifax


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery
Group: Nestlé

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-03-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 270
Planned Job Reductions max: 270
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Nestlé has announced 270 job losses at its Easter Egg and Quality Street making Halifax plant. The reductions would almost halve the number employed at the plant and have a 'devastating' impact on the local community according to the Transport and General Workers Union. 200 seasonal workers will be employed.