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Heinz Workers on Strike in Wigan (jenclaptrap) | 19.12.2010 16:23

Workers at the Heinz factory in Wigan stopped work on Wednesday, leading to the production of an estimated 2 million fewer cans of beans and other foods. They are striking against a below-inflation pay offer, which has been combined with attacks on sick pay and changes to the bonus scheme. 

91.4% of the Unite union members at the Kitt Green factory had voted for strike action, despite Unite negotiators having previously recommended they accept a worsening of their living conditions. (jenclaptrap)
- Original article on IMC Northern England: