Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Glasgow City
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.72 - Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes

166 - 202 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
36 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Job losses have been announced at United Biscuits' McVities factory in Glasgow. 202 jobs are under threat, though 36 new posts will be created, resulting in a net loss of 166 jobs. The company statement attributed the job cuts to the need to ensure a more efficient and competitive workplace. The company's proposals are now being considered by local government, employees and their representatives. It is not yet known when the redundancies will take effect, though the GMB union has critcised the timing of the announcement, with it coming in the lead up to Christmas.


  • 28 November 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), McVities, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77970, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77970.