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Reinstate Kumaran Bose, demands protest

by Julie Sherry
Issue No. 2510

Kumaran had support from Bfawu union leaders

Kumaran had support from Bfawu union leaders (Pic: Julie Sherry)

Around 80 trade unionists joined a mass picket in solidarity with Kumaran Bose in Melton Mowbray last Sunday.

Kumaran is a Bfawu union activist at Samworth Brothers in Leicester who has been victimised for his trade union activity.

The victimisation came after hundreds joined Bfawu in response to bosses attacking their conditions.

Bfawu activists and supporters travelled from all over including a busload of workers from the dispute at Pennine Foods in Sheffield and McDonalds workers unionising their workplaces.

The protest demanded that bosses reinstate Kumaran, recognise the union and reverse the attacks on conditions.

2 Sisters gobbles up Grimsby fish supplier

Some 200 jobs could go after fish supplier Icelandic Seachill threatened to close one of its Grimsby plants in response to Marks and Spencer cancelling a contract with the company worth £60 million.

Bosses are promising a “significant number of redundancies”. The company produces fish products for the food retailers.

Marks and Spencer has moved production of the goods that Seachill made to a number of different companies.

These include 2 Sisters, a part of the Boparan Holdings food group, the largest food producer in Britain.

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