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Unite Meatworkers To Take Strike Action At Vion Foods
UNITE members at the Cambuslang site of Vion, in Scotland, have voted massively in favour of strike action and will now walk out on 20th February - in the first in a series of strikes relating to a pay dispute. The site is one of approximately 40 UK sites owned by the Dutch TNC Vion, the largest meat processing company in Europe.
Workers at the site near Glasgow have been in dispute with the company since October when the management insisted on them taking a real terms pay cut, despite reports that the UK business had just tripled its profits. After years of seeing their wages lose out to inflation workers at the site are now determined to fight back. A Unite spokesman said "We had hoped the company would see sense and come up with a improved offer but they have dug their heels in. The door remains open for them but if they don't grasp the opportunity then there will be an escalation of the dispute". With the company showing no signs of movement, the strike is likely to intensify with further dates to be set over the next three months.
Messages of sent messages of solidarity should be sent to Scot.Walker@unitetheunion.org