Reports and Campaigns

spotAbout the Socialist Party

spotAnti-capitalism

spotAnti-privatisation

spotAnti-war

spotElection campaigns

spotEnvironment

spotHealth

spotSocialist women

spotWorkplace

spotYouth and Students

All keywords


Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Local government keywords:

Civil service cuts (1)

Council tax (49)

Council workers (131)

Pay (2008)

privacy (5)

Social Care Workers (5)

Taxes (42)


Reports and campaigns:

Anti-capitalism (1237)

Anti-fascist (561)

Anti-racism (704)

Anti-war (1488)

Asylum (211)

Black and Asian (394)

Children (377)

CNWP (108)

Corporate crime (2)

Disability (201)

Education (3914)

Election campaigns (2448)

Environment (608)

EU (450)

Finance (99)

Food (270)

Health and safety (33)

Health and welfare (315)

Housing (1036)

Human Rights (380)

LGBT Pride (143)

Local government (2180)

Local services (3658)

Low pay (509)

Migration (56)

Nationalisation (145)

New workers party (467)

NHS (1842)

Pensions (701)

Post Office (222)

Poverty (573)

Privatisation (1017)

Public Services (1131)

Socialism (872)

Socialist (43)

Sport (196)

Stop the slaughter of Tamils (90)

Students (1829)

The state (1368)

Transport (551)

TUSC (999)

Welfare rights (716)

Women (763)

Workplace and TU campaigns (8261)

Youth (1966)

Related websites

Youth Fight For Jobs

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

National Shop Stewards Network

Tamil Solidarity


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 964, 27 September 2017: Tories out! Corbyn in! - with socialist policies

Search site for keywords: Leicester - Workers - Food - Socialist - Pay - Socialist Party - BFAWU - NSSN - PCS - Health and safety - National Shop Stewards Network - Bakers

Food processing workers vote for action against miserly bosses

Tulip workers in Leicester at strike meeting 24 September 2017, photo Polska-UK

Tulip workers in Leicester at strike meeting 24 September 2017, photo Polska-UK   (Click to enlarge)

Lindsey Morgan, Leicester West Socialist Party

Leicester Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) attended an emergency branch meeting for workers from Tulip, a food processing plant in Coalville. The members present on 24 September voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action due to a series of abuses by their employers. This was after talks between Tulip and the bakers' union (BFAWU) broke down.

Workers at Tulip have not received a pay rise in three years. This is despite the extreme conditions in which they work, handling meat at -4C and -5C all day.

After pay talks broke down, and without regard to the health and safety of their workers, Tulip stopped providing gloves. When workers asked for plasters for cuts on their hands damaged at work, they were refused.

A consolidation of pay grades and the removal of premium rates have meant a real-terms pay cut for these workers. These are workers who are already losing wages having to pay travel expenses to get to the remote site.

Tulip is owned by Danish Crown, a global company that recently invested 140 million in infrastructure. It has the financial security to invest in its workers but has so far refused to. Of the 19 demands BFAWU put forward to Tulip, all were rejected.

At the meeting BFAWU pledged to support and fight for its members. Leicester Socialist Party, along with the NSSN, is proud to support the workers too, offering ongoing support to the Tulip staff and BFAWU.

In a brilliant closing speech, Alex Morgan, a member of PCS and the Socialist Party, (translated by a young Polish Socialist Party member Artur Wilk) said: "If PCS can beat the government, you can beat your employer. Solidarity!"






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Related links:

Leicester:

triangleGlenfield victory shows people power can save our NHS

triangleVictory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangleSave Glenfield Children's Heart Centre! Save our NHS!

triangleBad Art's Leicester event

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Workers:

triangleLocal government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

triangleUnite protest against blacklisting

triangleEnd Tory war on poor

triangleBlack Country Socialist Party: Workers striking back against austerity

Food:

triangleWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleObesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

Socialist:

triangleTamil Solidarity AGM & public meeting

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: Can the Labour Party be changed?

Pay:

triangleDemonstrations by uni students and staff greet Bath vice-chancellor resignation

Socialist Party:

triangleCoventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

BFAWU:

triangleNSSN lobby of the TUC 2017: rank-and-file solidarity to smash the pay cap

NSSN:

triangleNSSN meeting brings together workers in struggle

PCS:

triangleDriving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

Health and safety:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

National Shop Stewards Network:

triangleMixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

Bakers:

triangleSacked bakers' union rep Kumaran Bose calls for living wage 'protection'