Scotland: Diageo concludes talks with employees over closures

09 December, 2009

Scotland: Diageo has finished talks with employees and unions over the company’s restructure. Diageo has said that most employees have accepted the company’s offers.

A statement from the company said: “Diageo has today concluded discussions with employees on the restructuring proposals announced by the company on 1 July 2009. Through the well-established negotiation framework all the trades unions representing employees have recommended acceptance of the proposals.

“Last week GMB approved an offer and today Unite confirmed that - following a vote of the membership - the vast majority of the Diageo workforce has fully accepted the offer and the proposals.

“The agreement, which includes targeted voluntary redundancy, has been reached within the financial business case laid out in the original announcement.”

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