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Usdaw members at Weetabix in Kettering vote unanimously for industrial action in a dispute over shift payments

Date: 13 July 2021 Usdaw is the trade union for Weetabix production workers and today members at the AP4 plant, which produces cereal bars, have voted unanimously for industrial action.
Usdaw anticipates that the first 24 hour stoppage will be called within a week from 28 July 2021. It is anticipated that further 24 or 48 hour stoppages will take place on a periodic basis until a resolution is found.
Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says: “It is very disappointing that the company has pushed this dispute to the point of industrial action, which is very much a last resort. Clearly the 100% vote in favour shows how strongly our members feel.
“This dispute will not be resolved until an agreement is reached on the value of the shift premium pay for unsocial hours. We urge the company to move their position to avoid industrial action and disruption to the business.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. 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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