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Bacon factory talks over job cuts

Union officials are trying to find out about the plans from managers

Workers at a meat processing plant in North Yorkshire are hoping to find out more about their job security after the firm announced redundancies.

Union representatives are meeting managers at the Malton Bacon Factory on Tuesday to work out how many posts will be lost and over what period of time.

The firm which owns the site, Vion, announced 200 jobs would go last week.

Now officials from the USDAW union are asking managers for clarification of the firm's plans.

Union negotiator Keith Russell said it was early days in the process, but he was hopeful of some news on the company's plans.

He said: "We've outlined our concerns and requirements to the company and hopefully they will be in a position to give some responses.

"They have only had three days, so they won't be in a position to give us total answers, but at least some answers."

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