Unite the Union

Unite the Union

November 28, 2007 11:35 ET

Unite launching campaign to boycott Lil-lets and Simple products

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2007) -

Attn: National news and picture desks

Unite Photo opportunity Jacob Marley (the ghost of Scrooge's business partner) will be outside Lil-Lets head quarters warning of the consequences of chasing profits without regard to the impact on society and will be launching the Union's boycott campaign.

Date: Tuesday 4th December

Time: 11am

Venue: Outside the Lil-lets Head quarters, Radcliffe House, BLENHEIM COURT,
Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2AA

Lil-lets closed the last of its UK factories in June and 150 workers were made redundant when their jobs were sent abroad. Lil-lets were owned by Accantia Health & Beauty Ltd who originally made the decision to close its last manufacturing site in the UK. When private equity company, Electra bought Lil-lets they continued with the closure of the UK factory and exported the 150 jobs to Taiwan, Poland and South Africa.

Electra's profits runs into the tens of Pounds Sterling millions yet Electra decided to reduce the expected pensions of 46 of the workers who lost their jobs, who were aged over 50.

Unite believes a boycott of Lil-lets and Simple is the only way to make private equity company Electra change their mind and pay the 46 workers the full pension entitlement under the 'consent rule'.

Contact Information

  • Liane Groves
    Unite Communications Officer
    020 7420 8937 or Mobile 07793 661 657