May 24, 2021

Weetabix workers warn of shortages in 'fire and rehire' row

Weetabix said it had been consulting with workers over new ways of working. Unite said the company had told engineers to change their work patterns, which would result in major cuts in shift allowances. If the workers vote for strike action stoppages will begin later next month, it added. "A Weetabix spokesperson told the BBC:"As part of our ongoing change programme, we have been in close consultation with our employees and their local union representatives to implement new ways of working. Unions have called for the government to ban the practice after the TUC found that one in 10 workers had been threatened with fire and rehire during the pandemic.

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