Park Cakes workers face strike ballot

first_imgWorkers at Oldham-based Park Cakes are currently being balloted over strike action, following claims by the Bakers Food and Workers’ Union (BFAWU), that the firm is attempting to bypass new legis-lation covering agency workers.The union has also claimed that the firm was planning on introducing new contracts without consultation and without agreement.Park Cakes said it had consulted with the unions on the introduction of new contracts for new employees, but the union and company could not reach an agreement.The company confirmed that a new contract had been introduced for future employees joining the business, but said existing staff contracts were unaffected by these changes, and would remain on their existing terms.A spokesperson for Park Cakes said that the ballot was running from 3 – 14 October, and so it could not provide an update on the situation until then.last_img read more

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Man Utd to hold safe standing talks and are getting advice from Spurs

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED are holding talks over installing safe standing at Old Trafford.Persistent standing remains illegal at stadiums in the top two tiers of English football – but rail seating can now be introduced if certain strict safety requirements are met.1 United have been exploring ways of improving the Old Trafford atmosphereCredit: AFP or licensorsWolves became the first side to do so in the Sir Jack Hayward Stand at Molineux – while Spurs have also introduced it at their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.And the Mail report that United chiefs are consulting their Premier League counterparts on the best course of action regarding implementing the rail seating.A feasibility report will have to completed – with one potential stumbling block being whether the Old Trafford structure can handle the extra weight. Should United be given the green light – rail seating would most likely to be introduced in the Stretford End lower tier section of the ground.The United hierarchy have already allowed 1,200 seats in that stand to be designated as a ‘singing section’ – in a bid to improve the atmosphere at England’s biggest sporting club venue.The Football Supporters Federation have long campaigned for the implementation of safe standing – often citing its overwhelming success in the Bundesliga.MORE MANCHESTER UNITED NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansUnited acknowledge that the vast majority of their supporters are in favour of safe standing and as such have themselves been long-term advocates of a change in legislation.A petition with over 100,000 signatures back in 2018 convinced then Sports Minister Tracey Crouch to launch a review into safe standing.Her successor Mims Davies revealed in January that she was of the belief that all-seater stadiums remain the safest option – but admitted that she was waiting for further information in order to fully make her mind up. Jose Mourinho moans he was not handed cash to buy defenders at Man Utd and Roy Keane can’t resist a cheeky smirklast_img read more

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