Rutland Partners refuted pension claims

Bernard Matthews seller denies pension claims

By Matt Atherton

The former owner of Bernard Matthews, Rutland Partners, has denied claims made by a select committee, that it was more concerned with “lining its pockets” than safeguarding workers’ rights.

Premier Foods ceo Gavin Darby blamed falling sales on warm weather

Premier Foods blames falling sales on warm weather

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods’s ceo Gavin Darby has blamed a 4% fall in the manufacturer’s Grocery division sales and falling profits on warm weather in half-year results for the 26 weeks to October 1 2016.

The purchase of Bernard Matthews by Ranjit Boparan is under investigation by the CMA

Boparan’s Bernard Matthews deal probed by CMA

By James Ridler

The acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews by 2 Sisters Food Group owner Ranjit Boparan is under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Nestlé should delay its controversial pension reforms, claims Unite and the GMB

Delay Nestlé pension changes, urge unions

By Michael Stones

Nestlé should put its controversial pension changes on hold in order to safeguard up to 7,600 workers losing thousands of pounds in retirement income, both Unite and the GMB unions have warned.

Not so sweet: Nestlé could face strike action over its pension reform plans

Nestlé denies ‘pension betrayal’ in unions row

By Michael Stones

Nestlé has denied union claims of “pension betrayal”, after revealing plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme and replace it with a defined contribution scheme.

Protestors will delay the start of their shifts over s 24-hour period

Sainsbury drivers protest over pension changes

By Nicholas Robinson

Nearly 200 Sainsbury drivers will cause “substantial” disruption today (June 20), when they walk out on their Merseyside distribution centre in a pension row that could cost them tens of thousands of pounds, claims Unite the union.

Food firms have been thrown a lifeline by the Pensions Regulator

Food manufacturers get pensions lifeline

By Michael Stones

Food companies struggling to address deficits in their pension funds have been thrown a lifeline by the government appointed watch-dog that oversees company pension schemes.


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