22 August 2013
Hundreds of workers in the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) at a Hovis bakery in Wigan are set to strike back from 28 against the introduction of zero hour contracts, following redundancies and cuts to pay and hours.
They plan for three separate hits of week long strikes, firstly from 28 August to 4 September, then from 11 to 18 September and then again from 25 September to 2 October. Strikes will start from 6am.
BFAWU members make up 230 of the 357 employees at the Hovis bakery. Agency workers were brought in almost immediately after the redundancy of nearly 30 workers in April. These agency workers are on zero hours contracts.
These workers are showing how to take on the scandal of zero hours contracts.
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