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Strike at West Midlands food company tomorrow called off

Strike at West Midlands food company tomorrow called off

17 December 2012

The planned 24-hour strike by 1,200 workers at the 2 Sisters Food Group in the West Midlands tomorrow (Tuesday 16 December) has been called off for talks with management to make progress.

However, Unite, the largest union in the country, said that the one-day strike set for Friday (21 December) is still scheduled to go-ahead. The dispute centres on pay and a proposed seven day-a-week working.

Unite regional officer Des Quinn said: “Tomorrow’s strike (Tuesday) has been called off so that progress can be made in talks with the management with a view for a fair and equitable settlement.

“Unite won’t be commenting further while these talks continue. However, the 24-hour strike scheduled for this Friday is still set to go-ahead.” 

The workers, members of Unite, at the Bevan Way and Dial Lane sites in Smethwick, West Bromwich and the Lincoln Street plant in Wolverhampton, took a day’s successful strike action on Friday (14 December). 

The sites supply cut chicken to major supermarkets. 

ENDS

For further information, please contact Des Quinn on: 07785 102386 and/or Unite senior communications officer, Shaun Noble on 07768 693940

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.