Aviva (formerly Norwich Union, formerly General Accident) is axing another 1,100 jobs, of which 570 are in York. York’s already borne the brunt of NU’s consolidation in 2 previous rounds of heavy job losses.
With the loss of Terry’s chocolate, the huge reduction in Nestlé’s operations, the closure of the British Sugar plant (now we have no chocolate), the migration of huge chunks of the railway and Aviva’s previous consolidation we’ve lost thousands of jobs in the last few years.
In a city of only 100,000 that’s an awful lot of jobs to go. Losing another 570 today is a very heavy blow.