People & Skills

The Tollcross factory has been hit by successive job cuts in the past few years

Pladis: Tollcross factory closure planned for 2022

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the biscuit and snacks manufacturer behind brands such as Jacob's, Go ahead and Carr's has confirmed its intention to close its Tollcross factory in Glasgow, hitting 468 jobs.

Unite members have a deal with JDE to end its 'fire and rehire' dispute with the coffee maker

JDE Banbury dispute: Union votes in favour of new deal

By James Ridler

Unite members at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Banbury, Oxfordshire plant have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new a pay and employment conditions package that removes the management’s proposal to ‘fire and rehire’ staff.

Millard is joining the judging panel this year

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: new judges on board

By Rod Addy

Marnie Millard, former chief executive of soft drinks firm Nichols and president of the British Soft Drinks Association, is among the line-up for the 2022 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards judging panel.

Kemp: 'We're starting to see that people are recognising that everybody should feel proud to work where they are'

Curbing staff shortages with better places to work

By James Ridler

Providing a more desirable place to work is the first step towards improving staff retention and handling labour shortages within the food and drink industry, according to Pentadel managing director James Kemp.

Unite members at XPO Logistics Drinks are to be balloted for strike action

Unite threatens ‘beer drought’ after pay dispute

By James Ridler

Workers union Unite has threated a ‘beer drought’ across the UK, after announcing plans to ballot its members employed by XPO Logistics Drinks for industrial action over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.

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