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Sweet Relief in Tangerine Dispute

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Firm behind Mint Humbugs, Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn and Princess Marshmallows finally strike pay deal with union members.

GMB members were celebrating sweet relief as a long-running pay feud with confectionary company finally came to an end.

Union members had been locked in a bitter dispute with Tangerine – who produce Mint Humbugs, Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn over a pay deal.

But after a series of strikes at the York factory – the first in 50 years – the company finally offered an acceptable pay rise last night.

Ben Kirkham, GMB organiser, said:

“Following a hard fought dispute, which has seen GMB members striking for the first time in 50 years, we are finally able to celebrate.

“Workers stood together and backed each other up through some very tough times.

“Their solidarity is the reason Tangerine got round the table and why we won.

“All parties now agree the dispute has come to an acceptable resolution.

“We are now looking forward to working with the employer in the interest of our members in the future."

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Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors

Previous press releases:

[1] ‘Bah Humbug!’ - GMB Fights Scrooge Confectionary Maker In Run Up To Christmas

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Union Members At York Factory Enter Dispute With Maker Of Mint Humbugs, Barratt Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn And Princess Marshmallows

Read more: http://www.gmb.org.uk/Newsroom/GMB-Fights-Scrooge-Confectionary-Maker-Run-Up-Christmas

[2] Talks Turn Bitter As York Sweet Makers' Strike Continues

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Union members set to continue strike at Tangerine’s York factory making Mint Humbugs, Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn and Princess Marshmallows.

Read more: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/gmb-talks-york-sweet-makers-strike-continues

[3] GMB Confirms York Humbug Sweet Makers Staff Strike To Begin Tomorrow

Monday, November 7, 2016

Union members to strike from tomorrow at Tangerine’s York factory making Mint Humbugs, Sherbert Fountains, Butterkist Popcorn and Princess Marshmallows

Read more: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/gmb-confirms-york-sweet-staff-strike

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