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A small band of union protesters gathered in London on Thursday (5th) to demonstrate against the anti-union activities of Thanet Earth, the glasshouse complex in Kent that grows tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for supermarket shelves.

They staged a lunchtime picket at a Marks and Spencers in Marble Arch, and a ‘Race to the bottom’ at Tesco’s flagship store in West Kensington. Thanet Earth have recently received criticism for discouraging union membership in their agency-based workforce, by scrapping rotas and bringing in extra agencies to dilute existing union membership.


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