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Grampian Foods strike

Issue No. 2025

Some 550 workers at Grampian Foods plants in Sandycroft and Llangefni, both in North Wales, struck on Monday against a pay freeze.

Pickets were well attended, the mood was very optimistic.

Passing drivers were hooting support for the strikers.

Paddy McNaught from the T&G union said that the average hourly rate at the plant was just £5.55 an hour. “How can people live on those wages? The pay freeze here has actually meant a pay cut as shift allowances have been cut,” he added.

Despite imposing a pay freeze on the Sandycroft and Llangefni workers, the company has given a pay increase to workers at their Cambuslang plant in Scotland.

The workers plan another one-day strike on 10 November.

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Sat 4 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2025
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