When: Saturday, 23rd March, 2012 at 11.00 am
Where: Church Street (opposite Primark), Liverpool City Centre L1
Tony the Tiger joins locked out MMP workers call for roar of support from Liverpool shoppers
MMP workers, who make packaging that holds some of the UK’s favourite breakfast cereals including Frosties, Rice Krisipies and Cornflakes, are appealing for public support in their campaign to end the 34-day lockout at the Bootle site.
Workers, along with their trusty companion Tony the Tiger, will be in Liverpool City Centre this Saturday, (23rd March), calling for local people to send a postcard to Wilhelm Hormanseder, MMP Austria – Chief Executive Officer, to add their voice to the protest. Unite is furious with the company’s behaviour towards the 149 staff who have been unable to return to work since they took part in lawful legitimate industrial action last month. The Austrian multi-national packaging company hasrefused to negotiate openly and fairly. It dismissed 49 workers on significantly poorer redundancy packages using ‘bully boy’ tactics against them to achieve their original redundancy plan.
Workers want MMP to lift the lockout and honour the original agreed redundancy package for the 49 dismissed workers.
Unite regional officer, Phil Morgan said: “Our members have been shut out but they won’t be shut up!
“We urge Liverpool shoppers to pop down this Saturday to help MMP workers send a roaring message to their bullying boss – ‘We will not vanish without a fight!’
“MMP cannot snap their fingers and expect their long-serving workforce to accept significant cutbacks to their redundancy packages. Unite will not allow any employer to trample on the rights of their members.
“The behaviour of MMP will leave a bad taste in people’s mouths if they do not sit down with the union to resolve this toxic dispute.”