Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fight Continues at Greencore


GREAT TURNOUT AT DEMONSTRATION

NOW IT’S TIME TO STEP UP OUR FIGHT!


Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic turnout last Thursday; we got great coverage and really made management sit up and listen but now we need to step up the fight. We’ve got a number of other actions planned and your stewards will be consulting you over the next few days, but these could include:

• Presentation of the petition – we are finalising details of how and when this will happen but watch this space! – and the majority of the site has signed so if you haven’t done so yet, make sure you sign very soon, you have nothing to fear with all our members standing shoulder to shoulder together

• Conducting a consultative ballot for industrial action – this is NOT an industrial action ballot but is to see whether members would be willing to ballot for action if management continue to treat us so disgracefully, and to send a very strong message to Greencore that their workers must not be forced to pay for their mistakes

Let your stewards know your views (and suggestions for other actions!); Unite is lay member led and you make all decisions!

DON’T LISTEN TO MANAGEMENT LIES

Management have put out statements to the press and the workforce that contain a number of ‘facts’ that aresimply not true. It may be helpful to remind you of what has actually happened over recent months during the consultation period so we have circulated a separate notice with full details.

SEE YOUR STEWARD BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING!

Management are still putting members under pressure to sign the new contracts before 27th July. Do not sign your contract until you have spoken to your shop steward; we have a letter for you to give to the company stating that you are signing the new contract under duress. If you have already signed a contract and feel that you have signed it under the duress, we have another letter for you to give to the company – both letters have been checked by Unite solicitors.

JOIN THE FIGHT BACK – LET’S MAKE HULL 100% UNITE

Since we began our fightback our membership has grown to over 500. If you’re still not a member, go to the Union office for a form – the more members we have, the better we can fight back!


UNITE IN GREENCORE –

STRONGER TOGETHER!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Support Unite Members at Paragon

Unite is now into the second week of a dispute with a print company in Sunderland called Paragon.
Unite members from the GPM Sector have been taking strike action over threatened changes to their shift and overtime premiums which are standard in the printing industry in the UK.

The company are trying to impose significant reductions in premiums on our members, in spite of making huge profits in recent years.
Our members have decided to take action after years of company imposed pay freezes etc.

It would very much appreciated if you could send messages of support to our members at Paragon, Sunderland, who are prepared to fight back against a company who are trying to exploit a global economic crisis by imposing these swinging cuts in terms and conditions.
Support on the picket line at the next strike day, Tuesday 24th July would be very much appreciated.

The picket will be at: Pallion Trading Estate, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR4 6ST
Please send email messages of support through the Unite Regional Officer, Dave Telford at Dave.telford@unitetheunion.org
Please send any cash or cheque donations to: Cheques payable to; Moore Paragon NGA Chapel, Sunderland; 1 Wavenden Crescent; High Barnes; Sunderland SR4 8LW





Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Battling Beecroft

Liaison Committee for the Defence of Trade Unions has organised a public meeting on "Battling the Beecroft Report" on  the eve of the Durham Miners Gala on Friday 13th July 2012.
The meeting will be held in the Bailey Room, Three Tuns Hotel, New Elvet, Durham, DH13AQ.
This is an ideal opportunity for the unions to involve activists in seeking ways and means of defeating the attacks being made upon employment rights.