800 walk out at Jacobs biscuit factory in Liverpool

November 24, 2014 in News, Strikes

Around 800 GMB members at Jacobs biscuits in Liverpool took strike action on Sunday over bullying by management at the plant. Betty who is the GMB branch secretary
said ‘Over the past two years there has been no meaningful negotiations over changes to work practices and that consultation meetings are no more than management telling the unions what is going to happen.’ The mood of the pickets was buoyant and they received great support from passing motorists honking on horns. Another worker on picket line said ‘Workers here have always been willing to discuss changes and there have been many changes over the last twenty years but we’re not going to carry on being dictated to.