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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 Gwen 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.

The bitter dispute over pension changes at Unilever is now over

Unilever pension row over after Unite says ‘yes’

By Dan Colombini

The long-running pension row at consumer giant Unilever has ended after Unite overruled fellow unions GMB and the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) and accepted an improved offer from the firm.

Unilever unions to ballot on pensions

Unilever unions to ballot on pensions

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever workers in the UK took their dispute over the food giant's decision to close its final salary pension scheme to the company's headquarters in Rotterdam last month.

Unilever workers in the UK are teaming up with their colleagues from around the world in Rotterdam to protest over changes to their pensions

Unite slams Unilever ceo's 'executive greed'

By Dan Colombini

Workers at consumer goods giant Unilever are taking the row over changes to their pensions overseas after Unite the Union accused ceo Paul Polman of “executive greed” and double standards.

Unite the union, together with other trade unions have agreed to ACAS talks with Unilever

Unilever defiant as pension dispute date set

By Dan Colombini

Pot Noodle manufacturer Unilever is remaining defiant in the row over changes to its pension scheme after the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) confirmed that talks with the unions would start later this week.

Workers at the Marmite maker have already staged walkouts across the country

Unilever and unions to talk over pension row

By Dan Colombini

The row over changes to the pension scheme at Marmite manufacturer Unilever has taken a step closer to reconciliation today (February 3) after the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant agreed to resume talks with the unions.

Unilever's decision to scrap its final salary pension scheme will cut the retirement income for staff by up to 40%, according to Unite

Unilever slammed for ‘mind-blowing’ results

By Dan Colombini

The row over changes to the pension scheme at Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever is set to intensify next month after Unite the Union compared the firm’s latest set of “mind-blowing” profits with its pension policy.

Greencore gets 'consolation prize'

Greencore gets 'consolation prize'

By Rick Pendrous

The industry views Greencore's plans to take over troubled own-label chilled foods business Uniq in a cash bid valued at £113M as a consolation prize for its failure to get its hands on Northern Foods. The latter was snapped by Ranjit Boparan, owner...

Unilever workers stage pensions demo

Unilever workers stage pensions demo

By Ben Bouckley

Unite the Union says members plan to demonstrate on June 7 against food giant Unilever’s plans to scrap final salary pension schemes for 5,000 staff.

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Pension experts warn new law will increase red tape

Pension experts warn new law will increase red tape

By Freddie Dawson

New legislation coming into force next year, which requires companies to automatically enrol employees in pension schemes, could prove unfairly burdensome on small food companies that have a high staff turnover, pension experts have warned.

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman

Unilever shakes up UK pension scheme

By Ben Bouckley

Unilever says it will start consulting UK employees this summer with a view to closing its final salary pension scheme.

Salary survey: Going up!

Salary survey: Going up!

By Freddie Dawson

It’s a good time to be employed in the food industry but, as Freddie Dawson finds out, it’s even better at the top

Uniq tackles £436m hole in its pension fund

Uniq tackles £436m hole in its pension fund

By Elaine Watson

Uniq has unveiled plans to tackle the £436m hole in its pension scheme with a deficit-for-equity swap that will deliver 90% of the company's equity to the pension fund.

Credit where it's due

Credit where it's due

By Hayley Brown

If cash flow is the lifeblood of a business, what happens when the cost of borrowing goes up and less credit is available? Hayley Brown reports

Equal under the law

Equal under the law

New EU rules affording agency workers the same rights as full time employees could have a major impact on the food manufacturing sector

Employee shelf-life

Employee shelf-life

People don't generally like to think about age, but new laws will force employers to pay careful attention to it, says Richard Lee of Wragge & Co

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