More than 750 workers at a factory that manufactures Clubs, Jaffa Cakes, Mini Cheddars, and Twiglets have begun a “permanent strike” over pay.
Workers at the Jacobs Cream Crackers factory in Aintree have walked out over what the GMB Union has described as real terms pay cut.
The union has confirmed its members will strike every day until the dispute is resolved.
Employees at the plant have been on limited strike since September in a pay dispute.
GMB national officer Eamon O’Hearn said: “These workers are rightly angry – they put themselves on the line to keep the company going during the pandemic.
“Now they need some help to get them through the cost of living crisis. But it’s falling on deaf ears. In fact, more than that, bosses are shifting an iconic British brand to Portugal to undermine their own workers. This kind of naked corporate greed in the run-up to Christmas is disgraceful.
“Jacob’s workers will now be on strike 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the company comes back to the negotiating table.”
The union said the company is planning to move the production of Jacobs Cream Crackers to Portugal.
Source: Business Live