Weetabix staff vote overwhelmingly for industrial action over proposed shift changes

Weetabix in bowl

Following a breakdown in discussions between Weetabix and Usdaw on the company’s proposal to vary shift patterns, the union’s members have voted by 91.7% for industrial action, on a turnout  of 69.5%.

Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says: “Despite long and detailed discussions, the company has so far refused to offer a suitable financial incentives for employees who have moved shift or will be expected to move onto the new 24/7 shift pattern. As a result of the failure to agree, Usdaw conducted a ballot for industrial action and members have overwhelmingly backed a series of 24 hour strikes.

“It is deeply regrettable that the company has pushed staff to this point and we hope that they will look again at their offer, continue to negotiate with us and seek a solution that will avoid the industrial action backed by our members.”