Members of Usdaw working at Scotbeef will hold a 24-hour stoppage on Tuesday 19 December, after they rejected the latest offer of a 1.7% pay rise linked with changes to their break entitlements.
Workers at Scotbeef who are members of Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) have voted in favour of industrial action after rejecting the most recent pay rise offer. The 24-hour stoppage will affect Scotbeef workplaces in East Kilbride and Queenslie in Glasgow.
The announcement came after 80% of members voted in favour after rejecting Scotbeef’s offer of a 1.7% pay rise linked with changes to employees breaks.
Stewart Forrest – Usdaw Divisional Officer said:
Usdaw has engaged positively with Scotbeef during the 2017 pay review, but the company has so far failed to make an offer acceptable to our members. This breakdown in negotiations has forced Usdaw members to take industrial action.
It is deeply regrettable that the company has pushed our members to this point and we urge them to bring forward an offer in line with our members’ expectations.
Scotbeef is one of the largest privately-owned fresh meat companies in the UK, and produces meat products for retail customers such as: Aldi, Lidl, the Macdonald Hotel Group and Marks & Spencer.
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK’s fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.