Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Twiglets factory workers strike over pay

Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Twiglets factory workers strike over pay

The employees of a biscuit factory will go on an indefinite strike today, becoming the latest group of employees to demand higher compensation.

More than 750 workers who make Jacob's Cream Crackers, Twiglets and Mini Cheddars 'Nibblies' will take part in the strike. Pictured: Jacob's staff striking outside factory in October
More than 750 employees who produce Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, and Mini Cheddars ‘Nibblies’ will join the walkout.

The workers at the Jacob’s Biscuits factory in Aintree, Merseyside, are planning to strike “every single day until management agrees to discuss.”

Eamon O’Hearn of the GMB union told the Mirror, “These workers are justifiably angry.” During the pandemic, they placed their lives on the line to ensure the company’s survival.

Now they require assistance during the cost-of-living crisis, but their pleas fall on deaf ears.It is believed that staff were offered a 4.25 per cent rise but the GMB is understood to want 10 per cent. (File image)

According to sources, salary negotiations have dragged on for more than a year without success.The GMB union's Eamon O'Hearn told the Mirror : 'These workers are rightly angry. They put themselves on the line to keep the company going during the pandemic. Pictured: Jacob's staff in October striking

It is thought that employees were granted a 4.25 percent raise, although the GMB is seeking a 10 percent increase.

In the past few months, Jacob’s employees have been observed creating massive picket lines outside the factory gate.

More than 750 employees who produce Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, and Mini Cheddars ‘Nibblies’ will join the walkout. Pictured: Jacob’s employees on strike outside of the factory in October

It is thought that employees were granted a 4.25 percent raise, although the GMB is seeking a 10 percent increase. (File image)

Eamon O’Hearn of the GMB union told the Mirror, “These workers are justifiably angry.” During the pandemic, they placed their lives on the line to ensure the company’s survival. Pictured: In October, Jacob’s staff went on strike.

Aintree’s site has been operational for more than a century. GMB Branch 84 tweeted on November 11 that the scheduled strikes would proceed.

Along with the statement, they uploaded a picture of a banner that stated, “Give us back our wages.” Give us a raise in pay, not your scraps. Leave our T&C’s alone.’

In the run-up to Christmas, 100,000 government servants, thousands of nurses and train workers, and 1,000 bus drivers are expected to go on strike in the United Kingdom.

As planned by union bosses, dozens of nationwide strikes will wreak havoc and cause maximum inconvenience.

Thousands of nurses in the United Kingdom decided to go on strike for the first time, prompting fears that the death rate may soar if the walkouts expand.

Workers at the Jacob’s Biscuits plant (pictured) in Aintree, Merseyside, want to strike “every single day” until management agrees to discuss.

Expected to begin at the beginning of December, prospective strike dates include a Tuesday and a Thursday. They may last till the beginning of May 2023.

Meanwhile, around 3,500 Border Force, immigration, and visa officers are threatening to go on strike during the holiday season, causing misery for millions of people planning domestic or international travel.

In addition to postal delivery delays, more than 115,000 postal workers plan to strike. To add to the nation’s woes, Network Train, London Overground, and London Underground employees have planned additional rail turmoil for November.

Union barons have frequently threatened to ground the nation to a halt in what opponents allege is an attempt to force the nation’s first “national strike” in over a century. Nurses, all types of civil officials, train and bus drivers, postal workers, and even Asda employees have agreed to or are considering a strike.

A representative for Jacob’s parent business, Pladis Global, stated: “We regret that the GMB has chosen this course of action, despite our efforts to reach an agreement with the union.

However, we would want to underline that our door remains open to the GMB for additional negotiations with their representatives

 

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