Union representatives have vowed to take legal action following the sacking of Frome-based Butler and Tanner Printers employees.
The 287-strong workforce at the Somerset company were sacked by post, and are now owed a total of almost £400,000 in wages and pension contributions.
Chairman Mike Dolan has claimed that Butler and Tanner’s parent company, Media and Print Investments, had withdrawn its financial support following the suggestion of strike plans at the print plant.
“People are absolutely outraged and in a state of shock,” said Unite representative Ann Field. “There will certainly be a legal challenge, I can tell you that.”