Workers at Grampian Country Food Group have threatened to strike over a pay dispute.

More than 2,000 workers at three Grampian sites in Scotland will be balloted for strike action, said the T&G union.

“This should not come as a shock to Grampian Foods. We have warned the directors that unless they got a grip of what was happening at their various plants we would go down this route. They haven't, so we will,” said Chris Kaufman, T&G national secretary for food and agriculture.