Hull Greencore cake staff end long-running dispute

Picket line Staff at the cake factory in Hull held a 24-hour strike in January

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Workers at a cake factory in Hull have agreed to end a long-running dispute over changes to pay and conditions.

Members of the Unite union at Greencore took part in a 24-hour strike in January but the threat of further strike action has now been suspended.

The company said discussions with Unite "have now ended in an arrangement that is mutually satisfactory for both the company and its employees".

Greencore supplies cakes and desserts to supermarkets.

Unite said 500 Greencore workers were balloted and "overwhelmingly accepted" an offer of a pay increase and to reinstate premium rates for overtime, shift working and bank holidays.

The union said the dispute began when Greencore failed to restore premium rates, after staff agreed to temporarily suspend them in 2010.

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