In relation to Cadbury’s takeover by Kraft, he said “Who wants to hire a whingeing workforce when you can have a positive, up-beat one?” He then offered to meet with workers for a ‘photo shoot’, but the invite was turned down.
The takeover of the company by US firm Kraft has led to concerns about possible job-cuts and outsourcing. Union reps at Cadbury’s Marlbrook factory near Leominster have written to Bill expressing the anger of the workers.
Unite’s Jennie Formby said: “Cadbury’s workers are campaigning to protect jobs–it’s not whinging, it’s standing up for their livelihoods, homes and families.”
Bill refused to apologise, instead he blamed the unions. He had also refused to sign an early day motion calling for Cadbury to stay independent and has previously condemned Unite’s campaign to keep Cadbury jobs inBritain. He later responded by saying: “The prospects of my constituents under Kraft’s ownership could be jeopardised by Unite’s ill-judged campaign.” Yeah right Bill, and imagine the jeopardy Cadbury workers at Marlbrook would be putting themselves in if they sat back and did nothing!
Last year Wiggin, who went to Eton with David Cameron, was embroiled in the expenses scandal after claiming £11,500 on a phantom mortgage. His attitudes towards constituents and Cadbury workers alike are appalling and show he doesn’t give a damn for the people he supposedly represents.We support the Cadbury workers and their very valid concerns and believe the people of Herefordshire deserve much better than this slimy individual.