Princes food workers’ 11.5 per cent pay win 

Great results for 700 workers throughout UK

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Unite has secured a pay rise worth 11.5 per cent for around 700 Princes Group food workers.

The workers at four sites, located in Glasgow, Bradford, Cardiff and Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, will receive a 7 per cent pay rise backdated to April 2022 plus a £750 one off payment. The deal was negotiated without the need for industrial action.

In total the pay rise is worth 11 per cent and the company has also agreed to commence the 2023 pay talks in January as well as establishing a national staff forum for future negotiations.

“This is Unite doing exactly what it says on the trade union tin – Unite brings workers together, whether in individual workplaces, across businesses or even entire sectors, so they are in a stronger position to achieve improvements to their jobs, pay and conditions,” commented Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.

Consumer giant Princes Group produces a range of products, including the Crosse & Blackwell, Crisp ‘n Dry and Napolina brands. It is owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation.   

Unite national officer Joe Clarke said, “Unite leads the way in securing excellent pay awards for workers in food manufacturing and other sectors. This deal was achieved through the excellent solidarity of our Princes reps and members. It is yet another example of why those looking to better their wages and working conditions should join Unite and get their colleagues to do the same.” 

By Ryan Fletcher