Staff at Park Cakes have voted in favour of strike action, following a dispute over a new contract for workers starting in September.Last month, the Bakers Food and Workers Union (BFAWU) claimed that Park Cake Bakeries was attempting to bypass new legislation covering agency workers. It also claimed that the firm was planning on introducing new contracts without consultation and without agreement.Park Cakes said it had consulted with the unions on the introduction of new contracts for new employees, but the union and company could not reach an agreement. Park Cakes staff were then balloted over strike action from 3-14 October.A spokesperson for Park Cakes said “The dispute was on the basis of a new contract, introduced in September, which enabled approximately 45 people to be recruited to the business on a new contract. Employees who were recruited prior to September have had their contracts unaltered.”According to the spokesperson, less than 50% of those entitled to vote did so, and “regrettably the minority who did vote secured a mandate for strike action”. He said the union now had to decide whether to take action on the basis of the minority vote.Roy Streeter, regional officer for the BFAWU, said a meeting would take place with members on 29 October to decide what action would be taken. Located at sites in Oldham and Bolton, Park Cakes is a major manufacturer of premium cakes and desserts including Marks & Spencer.>>Park Cakes workers face strike ballot>>Bakery union makes claims against Park Cakes
Reid Williams, 88, of Clearwater, died Tuesday, May 13Â at the Clearwater Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clearwater.Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday May 16th at the Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the First Christian Church in Clearwater. A memorial has been established with the Clearwater Ambulance and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. To leave an online condolence please visitÂ www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Reid Madison Williams was born on January 16, 1926 the son of Lloyd and Josephine (Prunty) Williams in Wellington, Kansas. Reid served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippineâ€™s. He was united in marriage with Lillian Ann Gandy on January 13, 1954 in Wellington, Kansas. Reid farmed in Sumner County for many years, drove a cattle truck and worked for Sumner County. The couple then moved to Clearwater in 1964 and Reid worked for the Gas Service Company until his retirement.He enjoyed helping local farmers during harvest and continued to own cattle. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and American Legion. One of the highlights of his life was taking the Honor Flight to the to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.Survivors include his loving wifeÂ of over 60 years, Lillian Williams, six children; Rebecca Hammeke and husband Mike, Peggy Malotte and husband Randy, Barbara Harper, Douglas Shelton, Linda Crites, Loretta Miller-Boring and husband Gerald; grandchildren: Melissa Richardson, Matthew Harper, Adrianne Moore (Brian), Amie Wignall (Damon), Jennifer Schneider (Josh), Emerald Bedwell (Ryan) and Jeremy Miller; great grandchildren: Lillianna Stumbaugh, Isabella Richardson, Rachel Moore, Matthew Moore, Victoria, Jacob and Chloe Wignall, Cooper Schneider, Danielle Bedwell, Grace Bedwell and Joshua Miller and great-great granddaughter, Charlotte Wignall. He is also survived by brother Robert Williams.Reid is preceded in death by his parents and grandson C.W. Emberson and brother Lloyd Williams.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL) speaks with medalists of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games after an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 20, 2018. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / POOL / AFP)MOSCOW — Russia returned to the Paralympics on Friday, though athletes face extra drug tests ahead of next year’s games in Tokyo.The International Paralympic Committee formally lifted Russia’s suspension on Friday after 2 1/2 years, but set a probation period through 2022.ADVERTISEMENT Conditions include extra drug testing before competitions — with Russia footing the bill — and a ban on government officials serving on the Russian Paralympic Committee.“We are looking forward to welcoming the RPC back as an IPC member,” IPC president Andrew Parsons said. “The organization should be under no illusions, however, that should it at any stage not meet the post-reinstatement criteria, the IPC governing board can reconsider its membership status. This could include the IPC revoking the conditional reinstatement.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRussia faces a total bill of more than $1 million, including $125,000 a year for extra drug testing in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Athletes in all but one of 27 Paralympic sports will need to show they’ve been drug-tested in the six months before entering key IPC events, including Paralympic qualifiers. Powerlifting is rated the highest-risk sport, with three prior tests required.Russia was barred from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro after the IPC found a “medals over morals mentality” led to widespread cheating. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Athletics is the only sport still with a doping ban on Russia’s team, though it allows dozens of certified Russians to compete as neutral athletes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title However, 30 athletes from the country were allowed to enter as Neutral Paralympic Athletes for last year’s Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The IPC ruled in January that Russia had reformed enough to lift the ban, but only after dropping its demand for Russian authorities to admit earlier doping-related wrongdoing.At the time, Parsons said there was a stalemate because Russia would “most probably never accept” a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. He found in 2016 there was widespread doping involving a cover-up by Sports Ministry officials.Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country never encouraged or covered up doping.Documents from Moscow’s anti-doping lab revealed in McLaren’s 2016 investigation showed that failed doping tests were covered up for athletes across numerous sports, including some with disabilities.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ