Grampian staff prepare for an industrial action ballot

By Sarah Britton

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Grampian country food, Pension, Retirement

The Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) is preparing to ballot staff at Grampian Country Food Group on whether to take industrial action...

The Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) is preparing to ballot staff at Grampian Country Food Group on whether to take industrial action over its ongoing pensions dispute.

More than 800 Grampian employees are preparing to vote after talks between the company’s chief executive David Salkeld and the T&G failed to settle the dispute.

Grampian had given staff until August 12 to agree on an alternative proposal after scrapping its final salary pension scheme and rejected the T&G’s request to extend the deadline.

A T&G spokesman said: “We’ll press the button and go with the ballot if the company goes ahead with its timetable.”

T&G national secretary for agriculture Chris Kaufman added: “It is an insult to those affected by the scheme ignoring their right to have a decent pension after years of loyalty to the company.”

The sites involved are Haverhill in Suffolk, Sandycroft in Deeside, Cambuslang and Coupar Angus in Scotland and Llangefni in Wales.

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