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87 jobs under threat at Walkers crisp factory in Lincoln

By MarkWilliams  |  Posted: January 09, 2013

The Walkers factory in Newark Road, Linoln

The Walkers factory in Newark Road, Linoln

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Up to 87 jobs could be axed at the Walkers crisps factory in Lincoln.

New state-of-the-art packing equipment will be installed in the factory following a review of the site in Newark Road.

Owners PepsiCo made the announcement today.

Steve Switzer, site leader at Walkers in Lincoln, said: "As a result of this change we will be entering a consultation period at the site which may result in the loss of around 87 of the 251 jobs on site.

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"This has been a tough decision to make and we recognise that this is difficult news for some of our employees."

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  • Bolshie  |  January 09 2013, 8:44PM

    I agree - a real shame, this site has been producing crisps since it's Smith's days in the 1930's. Walkers is American owned now and there are a dozen other sites in UK so I really hope this downsizing isn't a half way house to closure.

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  • Trinityimp  |  January 09 2013, 8:29PM

    Shame. I was there for 10 years and you couldnt find a better bunch of people to work with

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