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STATEMENT: Refresco Gerber disappointed at striking employees

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action Credit: ITV News

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead.

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action and those taking part will hold a series of 11 walkouts over the next 10 weeks.

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead Credit: ITV News

We are disappointed that this decision has been reached as we have worked hard to protect jobs and pay levels and spent four months negotiating with the Unite union, who recommended to their members on two different occasions that they accept the new terms.

Only four redundancies have been made from a work force of 500 during the process with a further 30 settlement agreements made over the last few months with individuals whose skills didn’t match the future needs of the business. We are in the process of recruiting for these vacancies.

– Refresco Gerber Spokesperson

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