Cream cracker strike ends with win for workers

Posted by GMB Admin
Monday 12 December 2022
GMB Trade Union - Cream cracker strike ends with win for workers

Workers, who also make Clubs and Twiglets, secured 6.5 per cent backdated pay and a bonus

More than 750 workers at the Jacobs Cream Crackers factory have won a significant pay deal after all out strike action.

The pay deal secures every worker:

  • 6.5 per cent rise backdated to January
  • £500 bonus payment
  • £250 bonus January 2023

Staff at the Aintree plant – who also make Jaffa Cakes, Twiglets, Club bars and Mini Cheddars – have been taking limited industrial action since September in their dispute over pay.

In total the strikes lasted 11 weeks.

Lisa Ryan, GMB Organiser, said:

“These workers have stuck together – and secured a decent pay offer through their commitment.

“They needed something to help them during the cost of living crisis. We’re glad the company have finally listened to their hard pressed staff.

“Every penny earned here is down to these workers. All they wanted was their fair share.”

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