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2 Sisters denied suggestions it was facing strike action

2 Sisters slams Living Wage strike action threat

By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters has slammed suggestions it is facing strike action at two of its Yorkshire operations, after a union accused the food giant of trying to offset the extra cost of the National Living Wage by cutting a number of other working benefits.

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.

Carlsberg workers who belong to Unite are to take industrial action from Thursday

Carlsberg workers take industrial action: Unite

By Michael Stones

Nearly 200 Carlsberg engineers, brewers, processors and packers will take part in an a continuous ban on overtime and work-to-rule on Thursday (October 1), after the firm imposed what Unite the union described as a worldwide pay freeze.

The CBI backs the strike rules changes

Strike law changes will cause problems in food

By Nicholas Robinson

Strike law reforms proposed by the government in the Trades Union Bill could “sour” relationships between workers and employers and increase the likelihood of unofficial action, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF has warned.

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.

Arla faces disruption to milk deliveries this Easter

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

By Michael Stones

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite the Union both warned a three-day strike was likely over the holiday.

Food firms have to account for overtime and shift pay when calculating average holiday wages

Holiday pay claims could scupper food firms

By Rod Addy

Food companies face going under after being hit with massive claims for backdated holiday pay, with some already handling millions of pounds worth of bills, according to law firm Eversheds.

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.

UB's Toll Cross factory in Glasgow makes products under the McVitie's brand

United Biscuits’ 202 job cuts ‘devastating’

By Rod Addy

United Biscuits’ (UB’s) plans to cut 202 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Glasgow have been branded as ‘devastating’ by trades union GMB, having been revealed just weeks before Christmas.


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