Kellogg has introduced that it’ll change 1,400 workers who walked out on strike in October over pay and profit disputes, reports Reuters. On December 5, two months after the strike started October 5, Kellogg workers who’re members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Worldwide Union (BCTGM) voted to reject the most recent provide from the corporate. Because the union said: “The members have spoken. The strike continues. The Worldwide Union will proceed to offer full help to our striking Kellogg’s members.”
The workers have spoken. The #kelloggstrike continues.
— BCTGM Worldwide (@BCTGM) December 7, 2021
However as a substitute of going again to the tables for an additional spherical of talks, on December 7, Kellogg announced that it has “no plans to fulfill” the union once more for added negotiations. As a substitute, the corporate will transfer on to its contingency plans – replacing all 1,400 striking staff with new, everlasting workers.
“The extended work stoppage has left us no alternative however to rent everlasting substitute staff in positions vacated by striking workers,” Kellogg mentioned in a blog post. “These are nice jobs and posting for everlasting positions helps us discover certified individuals to fill them.”
The plight of the striking workers has had some high-profile supporters, together with Bernie Sanders and within the days for the reason that BCTGM rejected Kellogg’s newest provide, there have been rising calls on social media to boycott the corporate’s merchandise.
Kellogg’s made record-breaking earnings and pays its CEO $12 million in compensation, however they need to slash pay and advantages for the workers who make the merchandise. Sufficient is sufficient. I stand in solidarity with @BCTGM workers on strike for a good contract and cheap hours.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 14, 2021
Workers have requested for individuals to help their battle by boycotting Kellogg’s merchandise till they get a good contract. Here is a full checklist of Kellogg’s manufacturers: pic.twitter.com/9CbDXh1Xqr
— Extra Good Union (@MorePerfectUS) December 7, 2021