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Heinz workers threaten strike

Issue No. 2226

Heinz baked beans could be rationed in Britain as workers threaten strikes over pay.

Workers from the firm’s plant in Wigan, Lancashire, packed into a mass meeting last Saturday and called for their Unite union to begin a ballot for strikes.

They are angry at a below-inflation pay offer for this year and a capped rise of 3 percent for next year.

Around 1,200 workers work at the site.

Heinz announced that its operating income grew by 9.9 percent this year—to nearly £255 million.

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Tue 2 Nov 2010, 18:06 GMT
Issue No. 2226
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