Müller UK, which also owns Robert Wiseman Dairies – and whose website says its mission is “To bring sustainable dairy goodness from the heart of Shropshire for the good of everyone” – has agreed to increase the price paid to farmers for milk by 2p to 29p a litre.
Müller’s Market Drayton, Shropshire, depot was blockaded by farmers in August, as previously reported in Workers. Arla Foods have also increased their price from 27p to 29.5p. Their Stourton plant was also blockaded. Farmers have also won a new code of conduct giving them more bargaining power with producers. ■