Biscuit factory to shed 85 jobs

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About 85 jobs are to be lost at a biscuit factory in the east end of Glasgow after the owners announced a plan to restructure its operations.

McVitie's in Tollcross, part of United Biscuits, said it was committed to the site and to ensuring it could perform in a highly-competitive marketplace.

United Biscuits said 93 posts were affected, from a workforce of about 700, but some jobs would be created.

The company said it hoped to avoid the need for compulsory redundancies.