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BCM Fareva, Nottingham: Usdaw members striking today and over the weekend in a ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Date: 30 July 2021 Members of Usdaw at BCM Fareva begin two further stoppages today, which will continue into Monday. The Nottingham based manufacturer of consumer pharma and beauty products for leading brands including Boots and The Body Shop has proposed slashing staff terms and conditions, while threatening to ‘fire and rehire’ staff if agreement cannot be reached.
Daniel Adams - Usdaw National Officer says: “Our members are hard-working and dedicated key workers. So BCM’s proposals to dramatically reduce terms and conditions are an insult to their sterling efforts throughout this pandemic.

“Rights to pensions, redundancy pay, and sick pay are all at jeopardy under the new contracts being offered and the threat to ‘fire and rehire’ in March is totally unacceptable. We cannot negotiate with a gun to our heads.

“Usdaw is prepared to talk and reach a settlement, if the company withdraws from ‘firing and rehiring’ our members. Management should put fairness first, stop the threats and return to the negotiating table.”

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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