With the kraft takeover dead unilever have decided to follow the 3g policy of slashing costs to the bone.I work at the leeds factory which is one of the most profitable for unilever in the world but the cost cutting has become a joke.changing hob role so more is asked but for less pay.no investment in machines which are on there last legs.and when I say mangament don't give a toss..I mean they don't care.it's worse at Port sunlight.the policy of cutting costs like this is going to damage the factory's to a point where they will soon close.24 jobs going at Leeds. Around 120more around the uk.
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Port sunlight branch are laying off 190 people over the next 2 years, they are moving the UK jobs over to India where the wages are cheaper. The unit in port sunlight which has been a site for well over 100 years with a village for workers will soon be a ghost town with only the factory remaining
Its a shame my wife has worked there for 20 years and they treat the staff like this who’s going to pay people’s mortgages it’s ok for the bosses sitting comfortable
Unilever announced they are reducing 50% of jobs in their global computing, finance, i and a, hr and other support services at Port Sunlight Offices today to staff with many of the jobs going to India ...poor Lord Leverhulme must be spinning in his grave
Current 3g/kraft employee: If they are following our cost cutting measures, then get your resume ready now!!!! I have mine done and will be leaving soon. Just read what is happening to us....
It's the same here at Unilever Gloucester. And with the CEO soon to be replaced in the next year or two it won't just be the machines on thier last legs. They are requesting volunteers for redundancy and cutting costs on site are just to manufacture a cosmetic rise in share price, to reassure shareholders/stakeholders that we can be as cut throat as 3G/Kraft. I just hope it doesn't fall apart in the next couple years. We will have to wait until the spreads have been sold this August to find out more. It will.be an interesting 2018 in Gloucester.
@jci - my point exacetely
Hard times are coming our way.