Bernard Matthews’ tradeunion members voted yesterday to hold their first one-day strike over pay on November 15 at the firm’s site in East Anglia .

The company supplies turkeys and turkey products to supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and is the biggest turkey producer inEurope.

About 1,300 workers at its Great Witchingham, Holton and Dunstable sites are set to strike over the imposition of a 2 per cent pay award.