Keith met with Alex Knight, the CEO of Samworth Brothers today at the House of Commons. After the meeting Keith said:
“I invited Alex Knight to come and see me in Parliament to discuss issues raised by constituents regarding the salary consultation which some believe will adversely effect them.
I am extremely grateful that Mr Knight came to discuss this in person, which shows that the company is prepared to meet, discuss and take this matter seriously.
I told Alex about my grave concerns that some Samworth Brothers employees would be significantly disadvantaged as a result of the new contract.
He assured me that the consultation with employees about contract changes is continuing and that his “door is always open”. Samworth wants to come to an agreement that suits both their employees and the business as a whole.
I will continue to monitor this issue closely, and look forward to hearing the result of the consultation. If there are any constituents who work for Samworth who have not contacted me could they please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. “