Trade union leaders are due to meet with Diageo CEO Paul Walsh to discuss the drinks giant's restructuring plan in Scotland.

Union leaders were set to meet with Walsh at Diageo headquarters in London today (24 August).

The meeting, which comes in the same week as Diageo is due to announce its full-year results, will focus on the Johnnie Walker producer's plan to cut around 10% of its Scotch whisky workforce in Scotland.

An alliance of opponents to the move, including Scotland's first minister and business development agency Scottish Enterprise, was dealt a setback last week after its independent advisers reported that job losses were inevitable.

The opposition has asked the BDO Stoy Hayward consultancy group to draw up a second report with "more positive" alternatives.

Today's union meeting with Diageo will, in part, seek to gain more clarity from the drinks company on its long-term forecasts for the Scotch whisky industry, just-drinks understands from a source familiar with the situation.

Diageo has promised to listen to alternative proposals to its restructuring plan.