Long term O'Kane's employee and BFAWU
representative Jim Neill said the employees had fought to stand up for their rights.
NEW ERA: Having a look at the new Learn for Life Centre, above, are Joanne Dicks, HR manager at Warburtons Stockton Bakery, left, Jason Kelly, BFAWU
shop steward, centre, and deputy mayor of Stockton, Councillor Paul Kirton, a resource which Warburtons staff, right, were eager to start using
Alan Milne, BFAWU
regional officer, said: "Workers are still concerned about the situation at the company and have agreed to hold further strike action for dates yet to be agreed.
The company is also working with the TUC, BFAWU
and Newcastle College to ensure ongoing security at the learning centre.
Mr Corbyn also has the support of unions Aslef, BFAWU
, FBU and RMT.
Burton's Foods and BFAWU
representatives both felt the latest offer was a reasonable compromise and it is unfortunate union members voted in favour of rejecting it.
Alan Milne, regional officer with BFAWU
, said: "We're over the moon that the site has been taken over, but it came as no great surprise.
regional officer Alan Milne said: "We have been told it has been closed for operational and technical difficulties.
The protesters have not only won huge public support but the backing of trade unions including ASLEF, RMT, BFAWU
and Unite, which are paying George and Tony's legal costs.
They took us to the wire but we feel more positive that the issues can be resolved in a rational, responsible manner," said BFAWU
president Ian Hodson.
general secretary Ronnie Draper said: "This shows how the AWRs are open to abuse and this is in a trade union company.
Nobody wants a strike and we are still looking for solutions, but with Warburtons' profitability so strong a bigger pay rise is fully justified," said BFAWU
regional officer Roy Streeter.