The union has already filed a complaint with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) against Greencore in Hull (UK), which supplies cakes and desserts to well known supermarkets.
In the complaint the union has submitted evidence that the company has impoverished its workers by abolishing overtime, shift and bank holidays for all workers, the majority of whom are on the national minimum wage.
Greencore is threatening to make 236 people redundant and replace them with agency workers and breaching employment law by issuing individual notices to terminate contracts and re-engage on workers on the new, worse terms and conditions before the end of the legal consultation period.
The complaint to the ETI claims the company is breaching the ETI’s base code to which Greencore is a signatory. The union believes the company is breaching the code on freedom of association, working hours, the provision of regular employment and intimidation of the workforce.
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