Usdaw announces the first 24-hour stoppage at Scotbeef following an 80% vote in favour of industrial action

Date: 06 December 2017 Usdaw members working at Scotbeef will hold their first 24-hour stoppage on Tuesday 19 December, after rejecting the most recent offer of a 1.7% pay rise linked to changes in break entitlements. The industrial action will affect Scotbeef workplaces in East Kilbride and Queenslie in Glasgow.

Scotbeef is one of UK's largest privately owned fresh meat companies, producing meat products for the UK and export retail market. Their main customers are: Aldi, Lidl, the Macdonald Hotel Group and Marks & Spencer.

Stewart Forrest - Usdaw Divisional Officer says: “Usdaw has engaged positively with Scotbeef during the 2017 pay review, but the company has so far failed to make an offer acceptable to our members. This breakdown in negotiations has forced Usdaw members to take industrial action.

“It is deeply regrettable that the company has pushed our members to this point and we urge them to bring forward an offer in line with our members’ expectations.”

Notes for editors:

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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