Grampian foods workers to strike

Workers at several Grampian foods processing plants will go on strike on Tuesday in a row over pay.

Submitted by Mike Harman on March 31, 2007

Around 2,000 workers will be involved in the strike at plants across the UK including Perthshire, Edinburgh, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Somerset and Wales. 24-hour strikes were also held at sites in Sandycroft, Flintshire (site of the recent airbus wildcats), and Llangefni in October over the same issue.

Grampian, based in Aberdeen, is freezing wages, imposing a 10% reduction in pensions and has increased use of agency workers. The T&G stated that 59% of workers balloted at the plants were in favour of the strike.