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Party organisers could face Christmas shortage of taramasalata

Party organisers could face worrying Christmas shortage of taramasalata after food workers voted to strike

  • Supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s may see a disruption to supply
  • Members of union employed by Bakkavor in Spalding backed industrial action
  • Unite said its ballot was in protest at a 1.5 per cent pay offer made by the firm 

Party organisers could face a Christmas shortage of dips after food workers voted to strike.

Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and the Co-op may see disruption to the supply of taramasalata and other chilled dips, the Unite union claims.

Members of the union employed by Bakkavor in Spalding, Lincolnshire, backed industrial action by more than four to one. 

Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and the Co-op may see disruption to the supply of taramasalata and other chilled dips, the Unite union claims

The plant, which employs about 1,800 people, produces salad meals, wraps, soups and dips such as taramasalata – but not hummus.

Unite said its ballot was in protest at a 1.5 per cent pay offer made by the firm. Bakkavor said its offer was competitive and above inflation.

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