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Bosses challenge union power

Bosses challenge union power

By Freddie Dawson

Recently it has seemed as if it were impossible to turn the page in a newspaper without reading about more potential industrial action in the food manufacturing industry. Companies such as Nestlé UK, Coca-Cola, Tunnock’s, Bakkavör and Maple Leaf Bakery...

Coca-Cola Enterprises: 120 UK jobs are at risk

Coca-Cola Enterprises: 120 UK jobs are at risk

By Elaine Watson

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has confirmed that up to 120 staff at seven UK sites could face redundancy following a European-wide restructuring, but said “130 GB vacancies and new roles would be made available”, so that net, net, there would be an increase...

Unions slam proposals to raise threshold for strike action

Unions slam proposals to raise threshold for strike action

By Elaine Watson

The CBI has unveiled a package of proposals to ‘modernise employment relations legislation’ including raising the threshold for industrial action and allowing businesses to recruit staff through agencies to cover stoppages.

We'll strike again unless Coke ups pay, warns Unite

We'll strike again unless Coke ups pay, warns Unite

By Elaine Watson

Unite members at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Edmonton (CCE’s) factory have downed tools again yesterday in the latest in a series of strikes and warned of further stoppages unless the soft drinks firm raises its 2% pay offer.

Nestlé to meet unions at Croydon HQ to discuss pay

Nestlé to meet unions at Croydon HQ to discuss pay

By Elaine Watson

Nestlé UK will meet representatives from the Unite, GMB and USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) trade unions at its Croydon HQ today in a bid to resolve an ongoing pay dispute, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands.

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

By Elaine Watson

More than 360 staff out of 500 employed at the Tunnock's caramel wafer and teacake factory in Uddingston, Glasgow, downed tools yesterday and will strike again next Tuesday.

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