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Grampian foods workers to strike

Issue No. 2056

Workers at the Grampian Foods plant at Llangefni on Anglesey are to hold three days of industrial action in support of their disputes over pay, pensions and the increasing casualisation of the company’s workforce.

The workers, members of the T&G section of Unite – the union, decided to re-activate a campaign of industrial action which had already seen strikes at the company’s sites in Wales and across the UK. The latest action – with strikes on Monday 25 June, Wednesday 27 June and Friday 29 June – comes after management at Llangefni refused to allow Grampian trade union combine chair Scott Walker onto the site, or to hold talks with T&G national secretary for agriculture Chris Kaufman.

“Management has handled the situation at Llangefni very badly,” said Chris Kaufman, “and we hope that even at this late stage they will behave responsibly and talk with Unite about ways of making progress on our dispute.

“We are seeking a fair deal for our members on pay and for equal treatment of agency workers and the directly employed. That’s what we are determined to secure through negotiation, if possible. But negotiations require a sensible response from management. So far, that element has been missing from the situation in Llangefni.”

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Wed 20 Jun 2007, 15:59 BST
Issue No. 2056
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