Workers to 'fight all the way' for rights
WORKERS at a cake firm staged a protest against their employers.
More than 100 employees took part in the protest at Greencore Cakes and Deserts, in Amsterdam Road, north Hull.
Greencore are accused of threatening to cut 236 jobs at the site.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, accused the firm of attacking workers' rights by cutting overtime, shift and bank holiday pay.
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Unite regional officer, Malcolm Hancock, said: "We want to demonstrate to the company the anger the workforce feels and that we will not sit back and let these attacks continue.
"Greencore need to realise their behaviour is unacceptable."
Pete Ford, a convener at Greencore, said workers agreed to temporary changes of their employment conditions to help the company but now Greencore is refusing to reinstate them.
Mr Ford said: "I hope this protest makes management sit up and realise they can't just take these rights off us.
"What they are doing is wrong and we will fight them all the way."
Many of the workforce are on minimum wage and have now signed a petition calling for management to reinstate their rights.
David Sensier, a mixer at the factory, said: "Why should we suffer and senior management not? It is disgusting.
"I have worked here for more than 12 years and feel like they are trampling all over me."
A spokesman for Greencore said the company strongly refutes the allegations and is looking to engage in constructive talks with Unite.
No further protests are planned.