Kellogg’s U.S. cereal plant staff go on strike

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – About 1,400 Kellogg Co (Okay.N) cereal plant workers went on a strike on Tuesday, hoping to get the packaged meals maker to barter what a labor union referred to as a “fair contract” for the employees.

The Froot Loops and Corn Flakes cereal maker has been negotiating with union staff for some time relating to pay and advantages.

The firm has demanded that staff surrender high quality well being care, retirement advantages, and vacation and trip pay, Anthony Shelton, president of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, stated in an announcement.

Shelton stated Kellogg has threatened to ship extra jobs to Mexico if staff don’t settle for its proposals.

Members of the union went on strikes at vegetation in Battle Creek, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Memphis, Tennessee.

Kellogg, nonetheless, stated it gives compensation and advantages for its U.S. ready-to-eat-cereal workers which can be among the many trade’s finest.

“We are disappointed by the union’s decision to strike … our offer includes increases to pay and benefits for our employees,” Kellogg spokesperson Kris Bahner stated.

Kellogg stated it stays keen to proceed negotiations to succeed in an settlement and that it was implementing contingency plans to take care of provide disruptions, together with inner and third-party assets.

Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal is pictured at a Ralphs grocery store in Pasadena, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

First shift worker Travis Huffman joins other BCTGM Local 3G union members in a strike against Kellogg Co. at the Kellogg's plant on Porter Street in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S., October 5, 2021. Alyssa Keown/Battle Creek Enquirer/USA Today Network via REUTERS

Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal is pictured at a Ralphs grocery store in Pasadena, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo