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May 20, 2002

SPAIN: Thousand people join march over United Biscuits plant closure

The decision of multinational biscuit maker United Biscuits to close a factory in Aguilar de Campoo prompted a two-day protest trek last weekend. Around 300 factory workers began the march on Saturday in Palencia, in protest against the closure of the plant belonging to local company Fontaneda. Around 50 kilometres later, over a thousand people had joined them to march through the final destination, the city of Valladolid.

The decision of multinational biscuit maker United Biscuits to close a factory in Aguilar de Campoo prompted a two-day protest trek last weekend.

Around 300 factory workers began the march on Saturday in Palencia, in protest against the closure of the plant belonging to local company Fontaneda. Around 50 kilometres later, over a thousand people had joined them to march through the final destination, the city of Valladolid.

The head of the UGT trade union, Candido Mendez, attacked United Biscuits for the closure of the plant at the end of the march.

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