England is known for sometimes rowdy worker demonstrations, but on Valentine's Day, employees of the Fox Biscuit factory will take to the streets to show their love for their jobs--and that they don't want to be laid off.
According to a press release, the workers, carrying giant heart cut outs, will march through the “centre” of Uttoxeter to a rally at the local town hall featuring Member of Parliament Janet Dean and the Unite union's regional secretary. The purpose of the event is the keep the cookie-baking facility open and save over 800 jobs.
“This Valentine's Day March will be a fantastic opportunity to show Fox and the people of this town how important this factory is to Uttoxeter,” says union “convenor” Lorna Andrews. “The support the workers have had from the local community so far has been fantastic, so we are hoping they will turn out on the 14th.”
The union members at the bakery risk losing their jobs if their facility is not chosen by Fox's management to remain in operation in the downturned economy.
Source: Unite Press Release