Heinz Kitt Green ballot result due today

By Elaine Watson

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Heinz Kitt Green ballot result due today

Related tags: Strike action, Kitt green

Heinz will find out today whether staff at its flagship Kitt Green factory have accepted its latest pay offer or opted to down tools again.

A ballot count on the new offer - a 3.5% pay rise in year one plus a £200 one-off payment, and a 3.4% rise in year two, plus a performance-related bonus - is scheduled for midday today, Unite union site convenor Ian Wright told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Last week, Unite national food and drink officer Jennie Formby described the offer as "still short of what the workforce deserves",​ and said if members rejected it, they would go on strike for another 24 hours tomorrow (January 11) from 7.50am.

Meanwhile, the overtime ban and work-to-rule approach instituted at the beginning of the pay dispute is still in place.

Kitt Green is the biggest food production facility in Europe, manufacturing more than 1bn cans of soup, beans, puddings and pasta meals a year.

Staff at the site have already downed tools three times since the dispute came to a head last month.

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