Workers at the 2 Sisters Food Group in the Unite union are balloting for industrial action over low pay.
The company’s three sites in the Midlands produce one and a half million chickens per week. Any strike would hit the supply of poultry products to all of the major supermarkets.
2 Sisters has offered £214 per week. This is just 8p an hour above the minimum wage for staff who work a 37.5 hour week.
Joe Clarke, the Unite regional industrial organiser, said, “We have been forced into this action which will hit supermarket shelves and a Sunday lunch favourite.
“Our members work long, highly unsociable hours which hits their family life hard. Our members keep the supermarket chains producing good quality food and are only asking for a living wage in return.”