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To: Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers: Reinstate Kumaran Bose

Samworth Brothers: Reinstate Kumaran Bose

We want Leicestershire based food giant Samworth Brothers (makers of Ginsters) to Reinstate Kumaran Bose, who was sacked from his job at Bradgate Bakeries after joining the baker's union, BFAWU, and encouraging more than 50% of the workforce to follow suit.

Why is this important?

The government recently introduced the Living Wage, which was long overdue. Employers have been slow and reluctant to adopt the living wage, and some, like Samworth Brothers, are guilty of trying to offset the increased costs involved by sneakily cutting other employee benefits, such as paid breaks, and anti-social hours payments. Employees like Kumaran, who has been a loyal Samworth Brothers employee for 12 years, should not be forced to shoulder the cost of introducing the living wage, and should not have to be afraid of losing their jobs if they stand up for their rights by joining a union.

Samworth Brothers, Madeline Road, Leicester

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Reasons for signing

  • The minimum wage is supposed to empower employees, not penalise them.
  • I've signed because if we don't stop employers like this exploiting and taking advantage of their workforce, and not respecting fundamental rights like trade union membership, then what kind of a country are we going to have in 10 years time? Not the kind I want to live in that's for sure. Shame on you Samworth brothers.
  • They are breaking the law by sacking Kumaran. No more Ginsters for me until he is reinstated, the union recognised (another legal requirement with that number of members) and they start treating their employees fairly.


2016-06-24 08:20:06 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-23 19:17:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-06-23 17:42:16 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-06-22 09:12:59 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-06-21 18:18:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-06-21 16:14:29 +0100

10 signatures reached