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Usdaw suspends industrial action at Scotbeef as talks move to ACAS

Date: 19 December 2017 Usdaw has suspended the two planned 24-hour stoppages at Scotbeef sites in East Kilbride and Queenslie in Glasgow after an agreement has been reached to move talks to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). The first 24-hour stoppage was due to start at 10pm tonight.

Stewart Forrest - Usdaw Divisional Officer says: “We welcome the company agreeing to conciliation talks through ACAS and we hope this will lead to a resolution of the dispute. We expect talks to resume in the New Year, in the meantime we have suspended industrial action at Scotbeef.”

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.

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. Usdaw members working at Scotbeef had voted by 81.2% to take industrial action after rejecting a 1.7% pay rise linked to a change in break entitlements.

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

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