Unite general secretary Sharon Graham on Wednesday (September 29) joined Weetabix factory engineers who are striking over Weetabix’s brutal ‘fire and rehire’ ultimatum that will slash their wages and conditions.
The workers, based at the company’s factories in Kettering and Corby, face changes to their shift and working patterns that would result in some engineers losing as much as £5,000 from their yearly earnings.
Commenting, Sharon Graham said, “Unite is there to defend the jobs, pay and conditions of its members. This is a totally unjustifiable assault on workers’ wages and conditions. Last year Weetabix’s profits went up by almost 20 per cent to more than £81 million. Where is the justification for their brutal fire and rehire ultimatum?”
Below are highlights from Unite general secretary Sharon Graham’s visit to the Kettering Weetabix factory in pictures.
Pics by Mark Harvey