Nestle threaten staff with job losses


Corporate giant Nestle has threatened workers with job losses if they refuse to accept a 15% reduction in wages.

Submitted by Ed on October 8, 2006

Nestle has threatened to move more production out of York if unions do not agree to a 15% reduction in wages for its remaining workforce after announcing last month that it was axing 645 jobs and moving some production to other factories in the UK and Europe. The International Food Workers' Union (IFWU) said Nestle had breached OECD guidelines by threatening further operation transfers to influence union negotiations. Nestle announced 245 job cuts at the York factory in March this year.