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.
– Amanda Sourry, Chairman of Unilever UK and Ireland
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.