Trade Union

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.

UB makes Jacob's Cream Crackers, as well as other products, at the Aintree site

Jacob’s Cream Crackers plant faces strike threat

By Rod Addy

Strikes loom at United Biscuit’s Jacob’s Cream Crackers plant at Aintree after bosses there suspended company sick pay and sparked fears production would be shifted elsewhere, trade union GMB has warned.

Meat inspectors are demanding a 1% pay rise in line with the cost of living

Meat inspectors strike to go ahead

By Rod Addy

A strike by workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set down for this week will go ahead, trades union Unison has confirmed.

Weetabix is asking for 30 voluntary redundancies


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.


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