Talks are being held in a bid to avoid escalating strikes by workers at a factory in Yorkshire that produces KP Nuts.
Unite warned that if a dispute over pay is not resolved, its members at the site in Rotherham will press ahead with a week-long walkout on Tuesday and take two more weeks of strikes from September 18.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “After weeks of silence, management at KP Snacks have waited until the 11th-hour to begin talks with Unite. The workers have made it abundantly clear that they’re sick of being paid peanuts while the company rakes in tens of millions in profit.
“That’s why the workers are determined to secure a fair pay deal, so they’ve announced two more weeks of strikes.”
The workers have rejected an 8% pay offer, with 83% of those balloted voting for industrial action.
KP’s local management had previously said that it was “extremely disappointed” by the vote to strike, and said that its pay offer was “fair, equitable and ahead of most pay deals this year within the industry.” At the time, the company said that it was working on contingency arrangements.
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