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Weetabix announces 30 redundancies

By Nicholas Robinson

Weetabix will make 30 roles at its Northamptonshire sites redundant in response to increasing pressure from supermarket own-label products and the discounters, it has announced.

Meat inspectors are claimed to cost UK taxpayers 50p a year

Strike row could cause meat supply chain disruption

By Nicholas Robinson

Serious disruption to the meat supply chain could be caused if Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors vote in favour of a strike over pay next week, according to industry bosses.

Kellogg's Wrexham plant makes cereal brands such as Special K

Jobs saved at Kellogg’s Wrexham, but 100 staff to go

By Rod Addy

Kellogg’s Wrexham factory will lose fewer jobs than previously feared after intensive consultations between trades union representatives, staff and managers, although almost 100 workers are still expected to leave.

McVitie’s makes a range of cakes and cake bars at the Halifax plant

McVitie’s Halifax pay dispute prompts strike threat

By Rod Addy

The threat of industrial action looms over United Biscuit’s (UB's) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax as trades union members rebel over job cuts, shift pattern changes and potential wage cuts.

GMB workers at Bakkavor's Park Royal pizza plant in London are to vote on strike action

Bakkavor pizza workers to vote in GMB strike plan

By Michael Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has expressed disappointment at news that 600 of its workers at the Park Royal pizza plant in London are to be balloted over strike action, in a dispute with the GMB union over pay. 

Polman: no improvement in market conditions in North America or Europe

Unilever repels attack on job cuts

By Rod Addy

Unilever has defended itself against trades union claims its green business strategy may be sustainable for profits, but not for jobs.

Premier Foods and the BFAWU have resolved their labour row at the Hovis bakery in Wigan

Premier Foods and union end Hovis strikes

By Mike Stones

Premier Foods and the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have resolved the row over the use of zero hours contracts and agency labour at its Wigan bakery.

Unite the union has called off all industrial action at Ardagh Glass

Ardagh Glass staff call off industrial action

By Mike Stones

Unite union members have called off a planned one-day strike, due to take place today (September 17), at Ardagh Glass’s plants in Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley in Yorkshire and Irvine in Ayrshire.

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.

Union members at Premier Foods’ Hovis factory in Wigan have voted for strike action

Premier Foods Wigan staff vote for strikes

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods staff at its Hovis Wigan bakery have voted for strike action in protest at the use of agency workers on zero-hours contracts following permanent employees’ redundancies and pay cuts.

2 Sisters will offer staff training on dignity and respect in the workplace

2 Sisters ends dispute with workers

By Lorraine Mullaney

2 Sisters’ dispute with workers at its West Midlands sites is now over and the strike planned for today (December 21) has been cancelled.

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.

Greencore workers won an employment tribunal against the firm last week

Greencore workers win £1.2M pay row

By Mike Stones

More than 400 workers at chilled convenience food manufacturer Greencore’s Hull factory will receive up to £1.2M after winning an employment tribunal dealing with cuts in their pay.

Eddie Stobart drivers have shelved plans for industrial action pending consideration of a revised employment offer

Tesco drivers vote on revised Eddie Stobart offer

By Mike Stones

Tesco distribution drivers employed by Eddie Stobart at its Doncaster hub are voting today (October19) on whether to accept a revised employment offer, after the drivers suspended industrial action earlier this week.

Fox's faces the threat of strikes after today's ballot

Fox’s staff to vote in strike ballot

By Anne Bruce

Staff at two of Fox’s three Biscuits factories are to vote on strike action today (October 18), which could result in a walk out at 7pm tonight in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Warburtons offered its workers a 2% pay rise

Warburtons’ workers vote on strike action

By Anne Bruce

Britain’s leading plant bakery brand Warburtons is set to find out this week if staff across the country have voted in favour of strike action, in a dispute over a pay offer.

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.

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.

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.

Kerry has refused to recognise Unite as a representative of the workers at its Grimsby site

Kerry Foods refuses Grimsby job talks with Unite

By Dan Colombini

Irish chilled foods manufacturer Kerry Foods has snubbed Unite the union by refusing to talk with the organisation over the proposed 337 job losses at the firm’s factory in Grimsby.

Workers at the Marmite maker will demonstrate in London tomorrow over the continuing pension row

Unilever strikes inevitable as pension row continues

By Dan Colombini

Only a last minute change-of-heart from consumer giant Unilever will prevent hundreds of its workers hitting the streets of London tomorrow to demonstrate over changes to their pensions.

Unilever has strongly denied 'Scrooge' accusations after cancelling Christmas gifts and parties for strikers

Christmas cancelled for Unilever strikers

By Dan Colombini

Marmite manufacturer Unilever has been branded a “modern-day Scrooge” after its decision to cancel Christmas celebrations ahead of the first strike in the firm’s history.

Thousands are set to strike in a pension row at the Pot Noodle manufacturer

Thousands to strike over Unilever pension row

By Dan Colombini

Food giant Unilever has been accused of “betraying” its staff, as nearly 2,500 workers prepare to walk out in protest over the firm’s plans to scrap its final salary pension scheme.

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