UP to 26 jobs could be cut from a Burton brewery which is currently locked in talks with union representatives.
Molson Coors, which has sites in Burton High Street and Shobnall, could slash 26 jobs from the sites.
The news comes just days after the Mail revealed workers at the sites fear thousands of pounds could be cut from their salaries as the brewing giant and Unite trade union attempt to thrash out a deal for workers.
The two parties entered a 90 day consultation period on Monday with Molson Coors holding meetings with workers this week.
The last meeting was due to be held this afternoon.
One employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Mail: “I have worked here for a number of years but have never known anything like it.
“I think it’s morally wrong what they are proposing and asking us to do.
“They want to reduce the workforce and our shift patterns could be altered.
“They have also proposed that some staff take a reduction in their salaries but we will still have to work alongside each other but with different wages so its wrong.
“With the figures they are talking about, nobody can afford that drop in money every year – people have mortgages to pay.”
A spokesperson from Molson Coors said the 26 potential job losses were ‘a result of new ways of working and review of shift patterns.’
He said: “The proposals cover potential changes to organisational structures, terms and conditions of employment as well as flexible ways of working.
“Over the last couple of days we have been speaking to those that work at Burton Brewery and Shobnall Maltings to explain to them what we are proposing to change.
“We take our obligations in relation to consultation very seriously.
“Over the 90-day period of consultation, we will engage both the Unite union and their representatives to investigate ways in which we could reach an agreement.”