Union working with staff over proposals to change shifts at Burton Latimer-based Weetabix

The Weetabix factory in Burton Latimer
The Weetabix factory in Burton Latimer

Union members who work at cereal giant Weetabix are being balloted over proposed changes to their shifts.

The Burton Latimer-based firm is looking at possible changes to shift patterns and has said it is speaking to staff and their unions about them.

A spokesman for USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers), which has members who work at the Weetabix sites in Burton Latimer and Corby, said: “A ballot is taking place at these places about shift changes that management have proposed.”
The spokesman said it would take ‘at least a week’ before they had a result and added: “All options are on the table.”

A spokesman for Weetabix said: “We are discussing potential changes to working shift patterns with our employees and their unions.

“The change is to accommodate growth in biscuit production at Burton Latimer, allowing us to better match production to meet changing consumer breakfast habits.”

Weetabix has been making cereals in Britain for more than 80 years with a range of products, including Weetabix, Crispy Minis and Oatibix.