Workers at the Hovis bakery in Wigan continue their strike action against the use of workers on zero hour contracts.
Their action follows 26 redundancies in April and reduced pay for the remaining staff. An additional five redundancies are threatened by the employer, Premier Foods, in October.
Since the redundancies and pay cuts, Premier Foods have been using agency staff on zero hour contracts at the bakery.
Of the 357 permanent employees, 230 are members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). Determined to stop this erosion of jobs and pay the members voted for a series of strikes which began in late August. The latest strike action culminates with a day of action in Wigan on Saturday 28 September with expected support from trade unions Unite and Unison. ■