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Cadbury Keynsham fight grows

by Linda Nunns, Bristol
Issue No. 2081

Over 400 people marched through the streets of Keynsham near Bristol on Saturday of last week to protest against the planned closure of the Cadbury’s factory with the loss of 500 jobs.

The protest, organised by the Unite union, brought together workers from the factory, families and local people in a lively demonstration.

There was good trade union support for the campaign with banners representing Unite, Bristol NUT, Unite-Bristol Health, Leeds TUC, Rolls Royce, FBU and Respect.

Workers are angry at the decision by bosses at the factory to close and relocate to Poland, despite the company making massive profits and increasing dividends to shareholders.

The workers have led a spirited campaign, deeply rooted in the local community, and hope to rely on that support when they inevitably have to take strike action to defend their jobs.

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Tue 11 Dec 2007, 18:44 GMT
Issue No. 2081
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