[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2005, 15:26 GMT 16:26 UK
Heinz staff to walk out over pay
Heinz tomato sauce
Heinz recently embarked on a shake-up of its operations
Staff at a Heinz factory which produces beans and soups are set to walk out from Wednesday in a dispute over pay.

The Transport & General Workers Union (TGWU) said the action by 800 employees at the factory in Wigan will have an immediate effect on production.

About 1.3 billion cans of beans, soup and spaghetti are produced at the Greater Manchester plant every year.

Workers have been offered a pay deal worth about 4% over two years but are pushing for a rise over inflation.

"The strike will have a significant and immediate impact," a TGWU official said.


SEE ALSO:
Heinz to sell frozen food plants
20 Sep 05 |  Business
Weak sales squeeze Heinz profits
22 Aug 05 |  Business
Heinz buys HP sauce in 470m deal
20 Jun 05 |  Business
Heinz to sell international firms
26 May 05 |  Business


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific