• From The BBC:

    Drinks giant Diageo is to press ahead with up to 900 job cuts after rejecting a government-backed alternative.A business case was submitted to the firm last week for keeping its Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas distillery in Glasgow. But Diageo said the proposals were not commercially viable and its dialogue on the matter was now “closed”. Those involved in the campaign to keep the plants open have described Diageo’s decision as “catastrophic” The Johnnie Walker brand has been linked with Kilmarnock since 1820. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world. Diageo announced plans in July to cut 700 jobs by closing its bottling plant at Kilmarnock and a further 200 with the closure of its Glasgow distillery. It said the job losses would be partially offset by the creation of 400 new jobs in Fife. The proposals met widespread opposition and a multi-agency Johnnie Walker taskforce – bringing together trades unions, local authoriti…

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