Strike Action

Workers threaten to strike at Irn-Bru maker AG Barr's Cumbernauld production and distribution centre


Strike action threatens summer stocks of Irn-Bru

By Gwen Ridler

Proposed strike action at AG Barr’s Cumbernauld production and distribution centre threatens to disrupt supplies of Irn-Bru this summer, according to Unite the Union.

Quorn workers in Billingham will down tools starting 30 September

Quorn workers strike over pay dispute

By Gwen Ridler

Workers at Quorn’s meat-free paste production factory in Billingham are to down tools next week, after talks over pay broke down.

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union has voted unanimously to ballot it members on strike action at Tulip Coalville

Tulip workers one-step closer to strike action

By Gwen Ridler

Workers at Tulip’s Coalville factory moved one-step closer to strike action, following a unanimous vote by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) to ballot members to test support for industrial action.

2 Sisters is seeking talks with union officials to avert the threat of further strikes

2 Sisters seeks union talks after Pennine strike

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group is seeking talks with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), after its members at Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield staged a 48-hour walkout, at the end of last week.

Strikes have been avoided after talks at ACAS

Co-op and Unite agree deal to end strike action

By Michelle Perrett

Talks between Co-op and Unite with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), have come to an agreement which will suspend industrial action, pending the outcome of a ballot.

More should be done to end the Calais chaos: FTA

Transport chaos in Calais ‘must end now’: FTA

By Michael Stones

The French government must act urgently to end the transport chaos in the port of Calais caused by striking French ferry workers, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as further strikes were planned today (July 7).

Staff at Gunstones bakery staged a 48-hour strike this week

550 strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

By Laurence Gibbons

Hundreds of workers at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield took part in a 48-hour strike this week, with a further 48-hour walk out planned for next month.

United Biscuits makes Jacob's Cream Crackers at the Aintree plant

Strikes on hold at United Biscuits’ Aintree factory

By Rod Addy

Strikes have been suspended at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s Cream Cracker factory at Aintree while members of trades union GMB and management seek to repair relations with each other.

The Sharpak Yate site makes packaging for poultry, mushrooms and fish

100 set to strike at Sharpak packaging site

By Rod Addy

Workers at a Sharpak food packaging site at Yate in Bristol are poised to take part in two 24-hour strikes this week over alleged changes to working hours.

The Aintree factory makes Jacob's Cream Crackers

Jacob’s strike on at United Biscuits plant

By Rod Addy

United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s factory faces a six-day strike, starting this Sunday (November 23), after last-minute talks to resolve a dispute over sick pay and outsourcing collapsed.

Haribo faces the horror of possible strike action

Haribo faces GMB strike ballot

By Rod Addy

Haribo faces a GMB strike ballot, less than a week after the trade union announced that a similar vote at United Biscuits’ Jacob’s factory at Aintree had supported industrial action there.

On the road to industrial action at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics

Beer supplies to 30,000 outlets in strike threat

By Mike Stones

Supplies of beer, lager and soft drinks to 30,000 pubs, hotels and other outlets throughout the UK are under threat, the union Unite, has warned distribution firm Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL), as its members prepare for a 24-hour strike from...

United Biscuit’s Aintree factory makes Jacob’s Cream Crackers

Strike ballot sought at Jacob’s crackers plant

By Rod Addy

GMB officials have sought permission from the union’s executive council to ballot for strike action at United Biscuit’s Jacob’s Cream Crackers factory in Liverpool after talks about changes to work agreements collapsed.

Premier Foods insists supply of bakery products, such as Hovis bread, will not be disrupted by the strike

Premier Foods strike begins at Hovis plant

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods moved to reassure customers that bakery supplies would not be disrupted as the first of three threatened strikes kicked off at its Hovis bread factory in Wigan.

Argos transport bosses have denied the 'Scrooge' claims

Argos transport bosses deny ‘Scooge’ claims

By Mike Stones

Transport bosses at retailer Argos have denied claims from Unite the union that they are being “mean-spirited” in scrapping two bottles of Christmas wine for staff in a dispute about work–life balance.

Eddie Stobart drivers are to go on continuous strike from December 6

Eddie Stobart Tesco drivers to go on ‘continuous strike’

By Laurence Gibbons

Eddie Stobart’s Tesco drivers are to go on “continuous strike” after rejecting the transport firm’s “final offer” of financial support in the deepening row over 183 jobs cuts at a Doncaster distribution hub.

Barry Callebaut rejected union claims it had made 'a paltry pay' offer

Barry Callebaut rejects ‘paltry pay offer’ claim after strikes

By Mike Stones

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has rejected claims by Unite the union of making “a paltry pay offer”, after more than 100 members of the union staged two one-day strikes on September 22 and 24 at the firm’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire.

Workers at the Cambuslang site will hold a series of strikes throughout April and May

Vion and Unite the union resolve pay row

By Dan Colombini and Freddie Dawson

 Last-minute negotiations between meat processing firm Vion and workers at its South Lanarkshire plant have led to the immediate cancellation of imminent industrial action in the row over pay and conditions at the site.

Vion has conducted a review of ist business after a key contract loss from Sainsbury's

Vion strikes delayed after Sainsbury’s contract loss

By Dan Colombini

Workers at meat processor Vion have postponed two strike dates in the row over pay and conditions after the firm revealed that it had lost a significant contract with retailer Sainsbury, according to Unite the union.

Unilever has made its workers a new offer following strikes at its UK sites

Unilever changes pension proposals ahead of ballot

By Dan Colombini

The row over changes to workers’ pensions at Marmite maker Unilever has moved closer to resolution after Unite the union revealed that the firm had made changes to its controversial proposals.

Workers at the Cambuslang site will walk out on March 8 and 12

Further strike dates set in Vion pay row

By Dan Colombini

The row over changes to pay conditions at meat processing firm Vion’s South Lanarkshire plant has escalated today (March 5) after the firm revealed that workers were preparing for two more strike dates, starting this week.

Strike action at Burton’s Foods now less likely

Strike action at Burton’s Foods now less likely

By Ben Bouckley

Strike action now seems less likely at Burton’s Foods' Blackpool site, after the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said it would endorse a new company pay offer.

First British Sugar strikes in 30 years loom

First British Sugar strikes in 30 years loom

By Anne Bruce

Unite the Union is preparing to ballot members at four British Sugar plants on industrial action over pay, in what could lead to the first strike action at the firm in 30 years.

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Kerry Foods strikes suspended as talks begin

By Ben Bouckley

Unite the Union says it has begun a conciliation process with Kerry Foods via a third-party mediator, aimed at resolving a pay dispute at the firm’s Omagh site.

Strike action off at GSK's Ribena plant at Coleford

Strike action off at GSK's Ribena plant at Coleford

By Elaine Watson

Bosses at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) Ribena and Lucozade plant in Coleford, Gloucester, expect to be able to offer staff pay rises in 2011, but insist the pay freeze for 2010 is justified given the tough economic climate.


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