BFAWU Pennine Food Dispute

Sheffield Trade Union Council extends its warmest support to BFAWU members at Pennine Foods, Crystal Peaks, Sheffield who have carried out recent strike action in defence of their pay and conditions and against attempts by the company to withdraw premium pay for weekend working and to extend the weekly working hours. Pennine Foods is a subsidiary of Two Sisters, one of the biggest and most profitable food manufacturers in the UK and suppliers to the supermarket trade. Pennine Foods make premium ready-made meals exclusively for Marks and Spencers

A planned 7-day strike starting today has been suspended following an invitation by the employer to re-commence talks.

We wish BFAWU negotiators every success in achieving a just settlement for their members in these crucial talks and await with interest to hear the outcome. Whilst we hope that the strike can be settled in our members’ favour, in the event that the talks break down and the strike resumes, we will be ready to step up our support


Martin Mayer Secretary                  Bob Jeffery President