Staff at UK biscuit maker Tunnock’s have voted to go on a 24-hour walkout after rejecting a pay increase from the company’s management.

At a meeting this afternoon, Tunnock’s employees at the company’s site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire said a 2% pay hike “did not go far enough” and backed plans for the walkout, which will start at midnight. There will be a second walkout next Tuesday (28 September).

Derek Ormston, regional officer at the Unite union, said: “They believe that Tunnock’s approach has been all about smoke and mirrors rather than genuine negotiations. Strike action will now go ahead from midnight tonight but we still remain available to talk.”

When contacted by just-food, a Tunnock’s official said: “The company is not making any comment at the present time.”