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Unite leaflets supermarkets to build support for Weetabix fire and rehire strike

Protesting outside Asda Arnold

Protesting outside Asda Arnold   (Click to enlarge)

Clare Wilkins, Nottingham Socialist Party

Around the country from 29-31 October, Unite regions and branches leafleted shoppers at supermarkets to boycott Weetabix, Alpen and Ready Brek products and get involved in the campaign to put pressure on supermarkets to contact Weetabix bosses to withdraw the company's fire-and-rehire attempt.

Despite huge profits, Weetabix is proposing to cut engineers' pay by £5,000 a year and worsen conditions.

On 29 October in Nottingham, leafleting took place outside Asda in Arnold. We had a good response from shoppers and passers-by. While we all gathered there to begin with, other teams went on to Tesco at Top Valley and then Morrisons at Bulwell.

Unite East Midlands also did leafleting at three supermarkets in Leicester and three in Northampton.

This is an ongoing campaign of solidarity with Weetabix engineers on strike in Corby.

The Unite officials, reps and members are buoyed by the election of Sharon Graham as Unite general secretary, and have a new confidence in campaigning. They agreed that it is long overdue that the Trades Union Congress steps out of the shadows to provide a lead campaigning against fire and rehire and all the other attacks on workers.

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In The Socialist 3 November 2021:


COP26

Socialist change to end climate change

Fight for socialism to end climate destruction

COP26 begins - workers strike for pay

COP26 News in brief


Campaigns news

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Fund the fight for a socialist world

Sheffield students tirelessly campaigning for socialist change

Hackney children's centres: Campaigners see through council deception

East London gentrification plans exposed


News

Fight for a real wage rise for all

Local government cuts set to continue - we need councillors prepared to fight

Race to top for bankers

Fight for a 15-an-hour minimum wage and an end to youth rates

Water companies put profits before protecting our environment

Tories threaten arts students: we are prepared to fight back!

Tory Universal Credit crumbs no solution to cost of living crisis

Tory plans won't fix social care

Pay freeze lifted for civil servants - prepare now for the struggle for a decent rise


Workplace news

NEU: Strategy needed to bring members together to take national action

Oaks Park school strike spurred on by head's lies

Scunthorpe scaffs strike into fifth week

Unite leaflets supermarkets to build support for Weetabix fire and rehire strike

Plant engineers pay dispute


Fighting sexism

Sexism, safety and the profit system


International news

Sudan - mass protests and general strike against coup

Chile: International solidarity campaign to free political prisoners

Vaccine inequality - the ugly face of capitalism

Hunger strike in Calais for refugee rights

Protests against Sudan coup reach Britain


 

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