Manufacturing workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, walked out in the seventh of 11 planned 36-hour strikes at fruit juice maker Refresco-Gerber last week.
The Unite union members are furious at plans to cut pay and worsen conditions in a bid to boost profits following a recent merger.
Bosses’ plans include cuts to sick pay, overtime and bank holiday pay, holiday entitlement, shift allowances and pay protection.
This would put new staff on about £5,000 less than long-term employees—some would lose £8,000 a year. More than 430 workers are involved in the action.
Unite officer Roy Winter said, “We are talking here of corporate greed. Refresco-Gerber is making a bad mistake.”