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Union challenges McVitie’s on Glasgow plans

McVitie’s has been urged to reassure workers over its long-term commitment to production at its Glasgow factory.

Sandwiches top lunch choice for Brits

New research by Kettle Chips has highlighted that Brits are creatures of habit when it comes to lunchtime choices, eating the same thing three times a week.

Tackling industry skills shortage ‘never more urgent’, warns FDF

More support is needed from government to tackle the skills shortage in the food and drink industry, a new report by the Food & Drink Federation has urged.

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

Workers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.

Labour leader lends a hand at Greggs

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the Greggs bakery distribution centre in Enfield earlier this week with Ronnie Draper, general secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union, to launch the next phase of Labour’s initiative to improve workplace rights.

Businesses and government must make food fairer, UK shoppers say

The majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and government to make food fair, according to a survey carried out by an independent research consultancy, GlobeScan.

Samworth Brothers denies ‘bullying’ letter

Samworth Brothers has denied allegations it circulated a "bullying" letter to its workers in order to sign away their collective bargaining rights.

Demonstration planned at Samworth

A demonstration will take place outside Ginsters manufacturer Samworth Brothers’ head office in Melton Mowbray, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).

Castle Bakery shops for sale

Having closed in February, three of the nine Castle Bakery shops in north Wales are now up for sale.

Pret covers NLW by putting prices up

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger is covering the cost of the new national living wage (NLW) by charging customers more for their coffee.

Greggs bakery closures a “devastating blow”

The loss of jobs at three bakeries run by Greggs is a “devastating blow”.

Chris Ormrod, managing director
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Ministry of Cake talks immigration on ITV News

Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has spoken to ITV News about immigration, ahead of the Brexit referendum.

Bakers’ jobs safe in current consultation at Asda

Asda has assured British Baker that the retailer’s in-store bakery workers will not be affected in its recently announced Project Renewal process. 

Gunstones back to business as normal

Union leaders have confirmed that a settlement has been reached in a pay dispute at Gunstones Bakery in Sheffield.

Workers strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

Bakers at Gunstones Bakery, Sheffield, have gone on strike today (15 June) over a pay freeze.

McVitie's Glasgow will lose 202 of 700 workers
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Jobs to go as UB restructures Glasgow site

United Biscuits (UB) employees have been told that 202 jobs will be cut from the McVitie’s Glasgow factory. 

UK living wage increases
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‘Living wage’ rate raised by 20p

The UK “living wage” has been raised by 20p to £7.85 an hour.

Labour promises £8 minimum wage

Labour has promised to raise the minimum wage to £8 per hour, if it wins the next election.

Hovis to axe 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs are set to be axed at Hovis’ Leicester factory.

Premier Foods to meet unions over Hovis developments

The senior management of Premier Foods is to meet with union bosses to discuss Hovis workers affected by the partial sale of the bread brand. 

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