[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 12:11 GMT 13:11 UK
Discussions on chocolate factory
Cadbury Schweppes factory, Keynsham
The closure will be phased in from 2009
Union leaders and senior managers from Cadbury are meeting to discuss the future of a factory near Bristol scheduled for closure by 2010.

The factory, in Keynsham, is due to close with the loss of 500 jobs as Cadbury moves production abroad.

The future of the Bournville plant in Birmingham, where a further 200 jobs could be cut, is also being discussed.

Steve Preddy, of the union Unite, said Cadbury had committed to listen to the union. The firm declined to comment.

Mr Preddy added: "Workers are determined to see these awful proposals reversed."

A protest rally against the plans has already been held.

Calls for a Museum of Chocolate
10 Oct 07 |  Bristol/Somerset
Protest held over factory closure
09 Oct 07 |  Bristol/Somerset
Cadbury factories shed 700 jobs
03 Oct 07 |  Business
Cadbury cuts 170 jobs
06 Dec 03 |  Bristol/Somerset

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific