Strike Action

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.


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