The planned walkout of plant workers will likely prevent stores from stocking a famous chocolate.
As a result of a strike at a company in Nottinghamshire, production of the beloved confection might be reduced in the coming weeks.
At Worksop, the workers who make Ambrosia Chocolate argue with their employers over salary. Cargill Cocoa and Chocolates facility workers have previously threatened to go on strike. And now, after their union held a ballot, the GMB, a sufficient number of people have voted to support a walk-out.
The announcement of strike dates is pending.
The Worksop location is home to 34 employees.
Cameron Mitchell, an organizer for the union, worries about the consequences of not having this traditional Christmas pleasure. A strike is likely high if firm management does not take immediate action.
Some say that if production stops, less Ambrosia chocolate will be available in stores. The British confectionery business relies heavily on cocoa goods from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate.
Workers are not looking for excessive payouts but rather a salary that can meet their costs. The strike threat follows a year of strikes in the public sector, including the NHS and schools, over worries over rising living costs.
The GMB has accused Cargill of making an unreasonable final demand for a 10% wage raise and one-time payments of £1,400.
A spokesperson for Cargill said that the 5.5% raise and a one-time payment of £1,400 they’ve provided staff is comparable with the market. We enormously respect our employees and their efforts, and we are unhappy that we have not achieved a collaborative agreement with the union.
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