Hovis strike action due at end of week suspended after management make improved offer in negotiations

Strike action planned by workers at Hovis’ Belfast plant which was scheduled to commence at 6am on Sunday March 5th has been suspended following a last minute improved pay offer being made by management in negotiations. Unite the union had warned that the strike action was likely to have impacted bread supplies across Northern Ireland.

Unite has confirmed that it has moved to suspend its planned action for seven days while it ballots its members on the improved offer. If they vote to reject the deal, continuous strike action is now scheduled to commence from the morning of Sunday March 12th.