The rally, hosted by the Peace & Justice Project, took place in Callington in support of the petition with three demands to Samworth Brothers bosses. The demands are paying Samworth employees a fair living wage, giving them full sick pay and recognising the BFAWU as its trade union.
Speaking at the rally at Callington Social Club, Jeremy Corbyn said: “Over recent weeks we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of workers taking action to improve their pay and protect their conditions. That’s why I’m proud our Peace & Justice Project is organising this campaign alongside BFAWU.
John James, regional organiser for BFAWU, added: “Ginsters is a household name and turns profits in the millions every year. Our message is simple: Ginsters and Samworth Brothers would not be a billion-pound company without its workers who make the pasties that we all enjoy. It’s time they were treated properly and Ginsters recognise BFAWU.”