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GMB Scotland Media Calling Notice: McVitie’s Workers M&S Demo

Friday, June 18, 2021

Where: Outside M&S, Glasgow Fort, Glasgow, G34 9DL

When: 10AM, Saturday 19 June, 2021

Redundancy Threatened McVitie’s Workers Continue Fight For Future With M&S Demo

McVitie’s Tollcross workers will take the fight for their future to key clients in the retail supply chain tomorrow (Saturday 19 June), with a small socially distanced demonstration at the Glasgow Fort M&S store.

The demo will take place just two days after Tollcross owners pladis issued formal redundancy notices to 470 workers without any prior notice or consultation with workforce representatives.

The Tollcross site is a major manufacturer of mallow biscuits for the retail giant’s own products.

GMB Scotland Organiser David Hume said:

“Our campaign to save jobs and bring-in new investment continues.

“It’s been a difficult few days’ for the Tollcross workforce, there’s no doubt about it, but the extreme bad faith shown by pladis over their redundancy notice announcement has only served to strengthen our members’ resolve.

“This demo is about sending a message to McVitie’s key clients like M&S, and to keep building support among the good people of Glasgow, that pladis’ actions are unexplained and unjust, and that these workers can and should have a future in the East End.

“It’s their factory and their future, and they are going to keep fighting.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Organiser David Hume on 07931 796733 or email