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BCM Fareva, Nottingham: Usdaw appalled by brutal proposals to slash employees' terms and conditions

Date: 19 March 2021 BCM Fareva, the Nottingham based manufacturer of consumer pharma and beauty products for leading brands including Boots, has today announced proposals to slash employees’ pension, life assurance, sick pay and redundancy payment provisions. Usdaw will engage in talks with the company.
Daniel Adams - Usdaw National Officer says: “At this stage Usdaw has very little information beyond what has been briefed to staff today. However, what is clear is that the level of cuts that are being proposed are not only brutal but go to the very heart of members’ terms and conditions.  
 
“Employees at BCM Fareva have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic and for this to be their reward is appalling. Earlier this year we settled a long-running pay dispute, after staff rejected a wage freeze. It is deeply disappointing that the company is again undermining our members.
 
“Usdaw will be engaging in talks with the company to try to get more detail before determining our response.  However, given the scale of the cuts, we cannot rule anything out including balloting for industrial action.”
 
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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