United Kingdom -Bakery actions -August 28, 2013

More than 200 production staff at Wigan's Hovis bakery began a week-long strike in a row over contracts and pay. Subject of the dispute are the introduction of agency staff and a reduction in hours. The workers fear replacement of full-time staff with agency labour. The walkout follows 26 redundancies in April, with a further five expected in October and a reduction in hours allowed from 52 to 40 per week. The management said limited use of agency labour was ‘commonplace’.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/21/hovis-bakery-workers-strike ...   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester .....  

 

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