Sunday, December 16, 2007
UNITE/T&G TARGETS RETAILERS IN CAMPAIGN FOR EQUAL TREATMENT FOR MEAT WORKERS:
The T&G section of the UK union Unite has launched a national campaign to pressure major retailers to pressure their suppliers to agree to minimum standards for all meat workers. The campaign launch targeted Marks & Spencer. which has invested massively in promoting their allegedly ethical, socially responsible standards for suppliers, with actions at M&S shops across the UK.
The T&G is demanding equal treatment for the agency and temporary workers who make up a growing percentage of the workforce in this sector, along with clear labelling. The union has set up an online petition for supporters to sign on to this campaign. To read more and to help out go to the IUF site at http://iuf.org . See the section under 'News', rather than 'Urgent Actions'.