Following on from today’s four-hour strike by meat inspectors and official veterinarians employed by the Food Standards Agency, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Most of our members employed by the FSA across the country took part in today’s strike action.
“It was a shot across the bows that clearly shows the strength of feeling amongst slaughterhouse workers, who are saying they are not prepared to accept an insulting pay offer of just 0.75%.
“We are urging the FSA to get into talks to end this dispute with a pay offer that reflects the importance of the work our members do in maintaining public health.”
A further four-hour strike is set to take place tomorrow from 6:30am – 10:30am.