United Biscuits is to implement a restructuring programme at a UK site that could see 125 jobs moved to India, local trade union Unite has claimed.

The union said that the move, which has yet to be publicly confirmed by the McVitie's maker, could affect employees at the company's Liverpool site.

The restructuring is in "stark contrast" to the "record company profits" announced last year, which saw workers receive bonuses and awards for their achievements, Unite said.

Unite regional officer Debbie Brannan said the decision comes at a "bad time for all" and is an "especially worrying development".

"Our members' hard work over the last year has seen the company announce healthy profits and staff must be rewarded by the company," Brannan said.

"We will do everything we can to make sure these jobs are not offshored to India. We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the company to discuss their proposals."

Officials at United Biscuits, however, could not be reached for immediate comment when contacted by just-food today (13 March).