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Another day of strike action at food factory

Staff at an East Yorkshire food factory are striking for a second day over planned pay cuts which they claim could see their wages drop by up to thirty per cent.

Workers display protest boards Credit: ITV Calendar
More than 70 of the staff at the factory on strike Credit: ITV Calendar

Many at Cranswick Country Foods near Hull say they agreed to the new conditions because they're fearful of losing their jobs.

But the new contracts could see them losing even more.


East Yorks food factory staff go on strike

Cranswick Country Foods staff on the picket line Credit: Calendar News

Staff at an East Yorkshire food factory are striking over a 20% pay cut. 78 workers from the butcher's department at Cranswick Country Foods picketed outside the site in Preston near Hull earlier today.

They have walked in a dispute over new terms and conditions. The company say the pay cuts are needed to stop any redundancies in the future.