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450 Unilever jobs under threat

Consumer goods giant Unilever has announced plans to close a number of UK sites with 450 jobs at risk in Swansea, Bridgend and Flintshire.

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Unilever: 'Change is necessary to ensure success'

Unilever has cited 'tough economic conditions' as a factor in today's proposals.

In a statement, the company said it would 'always be necessary' to make changes in order to grow and compete in the current climate.

The proposals announced today will be reviewed thoroughly and the outcome shared with our employees as early as possible. However, we understand that this period of uncertainty will cause concern for some of our employees who would be affected if changes were to be made, so we are fully committed to conducting all review and consultation processes properly and responsibly in order to provide clarity and certainty as soon as possible.

– Amanda Sourry, Chairman of Unilever UK and Ireland

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