Responding to the news that the Lucozade and Ribena brands have been sold by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to Japanese company Suntory for £1.35 billion, Unite has called for copper bottomed guarantees on jobs and terms and conditions.
Unite regional officer Trevor Hall said: "The union's representatives will be meeting management today to demand copper bottomed guarantees on jobs and terms and conditions. Unite will be keeping a careful eye on developments to ensure that staff being transferred to the new owner once the deal is completed do not suffer any detriment to their jobs. While there have been no indications so far of job cuts, the union will be proactively working with GSK and Suntory to ensure this remains the case."
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.