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'Many' workers have expressed an interest in voluntary redundancies at Cadbury's Bournville plant, as part of plans to secure manufacturing at the site for the next 25 years.
Tony Bilsborough, from Mondelez International which owns Cadbury, told ITV News: "From the beginning we were very clear that to secure this £75m investment in Bournville, and therefore the next generation of manufacturing here, that this site would need to become more cost competitive.
"Both sides agreed that this would mean fewer people working here in Bournville in the future but our preference was always to secure that through voluntary redundancies if at all possible.
"We've had consultations with the workforce and many have expressed an interest in voluntary redundancy."
The Unite union has confirmed that 205 workers at Cadbury in Birmingham will be made redundant.
The redundancies are part of plans by Cadbury's owner, Mondelez International, to modernise the plant in Bournville, as our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports:
More than 200 jobs are to go at Cadbury in a move the company says will safeguard production at Bournville for the next 25 years, according to reports.
It will see long serving members of staff receiving payoffs of more than £100,000.
Cadbury say none of the job losses will be compulsory.
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Unite has confirmed that 205 people are being made redundant at Cadbury in Birmingham, as part of a £75 million investment in the factory.