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Strike Ballot Go Ahead At Pontefract Haribo

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GMB Members At Haribo Confectionary In Pontefract Given Go Ahead For Strike Ballot In Dispute Over Compulsory Working Over Xmas

Members are fed up with the company’s dictatorial attitude and they will vote for strike action to ensure that they are treated with respect says GMB

The GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Committee has given the go ahead for an official strike ballot of more than 270 members at Haribo confectionary plant in Pontefract over the company attempt to force employees to work over the Christmas Period.

The dates for the ballot will be announced shortly.

Steve Huckerby, GMB Regional Organiser, said “Haribo has gone back on a commitment they made to the workforce that they would not be forced to work over Christmas.

GMB put forward proposals to the company to resolve the dispute but the company ignored them. The company then imposed the changes on the workforce bypassing the GMB consultation process. It is this imposition that has caused this dispute.

The company is highly profitable and is attempting to increase their profit at the expense of their employees.  GMB members are fed up with the company’s dictatorial attitude and they will vote for strike action to ensure that they are treated with respect.”

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Contact Steve Huckerby GMB Organiser 07958 156840 or 01924 882255 or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251823

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