28 August 2013
Over 200 workers at Hovis’s Wigan plant today began a week long strike. They are on strike against the introduction to the plant of agency workers on zero-hours contracts. This follows redundancies at the bakery.
Its the first of three week-long strikes and strikers are picketing around the clock at the bakery on Cale Lane, Wigan.
Further strikes are set to be held: 11 -18 September and 25 September – 2 October.
This morning saw big picket lines at the bakery as pickets tried to stop vans going into the site.
Send workplace collections and trade union branch solidarity donations by cheque, paybale to ‘BFAWU’ and send to: 348 Chester Road, Cornbrook, Manchester, M16 9EZ