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Weetabix strike suspended - Usdaw to continue in talks with management over a dispute about shift pay

Date: 02 August 2021 Usdaw has suspended for one week a planned 24-hour stoppage at the Weetabix AP4 plant in Kettering, which produces cereal bars, that was due to start today at 7pm.
Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says: “We have been in talks with the company since we announced a 24-hour stoppage that was due to start tonight. In order to allow those talks to continue we have decided to withdraw the action planned for later today.
 
“Industrial action is now due to take place, subject to the progress of current discussions, on 9 and 10 August. We hope that the positive discussions earlier today can be maintained and a resolution can be achieved by the end of this week.
 
“Industrial action is very much a last resort, but the unanimous vote to strike shows the strength of feeling among our members on the value of the shift premium pay for unsocial hours.”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 380,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry 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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