The Challenge to Cane Sugar in the 1980's

Report of a Seminar held at the Commonwealth Institute, London, 26–29 April 1983

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Cane Sugar and the Trade Union in Britain

The best place to start is at the beginning. Back in 1971 we picked up in the local press that there were suggestions of excluding ACP sugar from Britain and as a result, 3,000 jobs would be in jeopardy. The trade union within the refinery approached the management which was uncertain, so we made it clear that within our industry we were not going to sit on our backsides and let things happen.


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