Kellogg workers to strike over US wage cuts

According to a press release from PTA, the reason: “If the 4,000 Kellogg workers in 13 countries voted for this contract, a bad deal would have gone into effect with no legal basis for…

Kellogg workers to strike over US wage cuts

According to a press release from PTA, the reason:

“If the 4,000 Kellogg workers in 13 countries voted for this contract, a bad deal would have gone into effect with no legal basis for a strike. This was the purpose of taking this step. Workers in this country will need to decide if they want to take a deal that ensures continued poor conditions for the next 5 years or turn their backs on Kellogg’s attempt to force this 3-day, final vote upon them. The agreement agreed upon today is not the kind of guarantee the workers need and they will be fighting for better.”

Highlights:

“This was the purpose of taking this step”

As per the Kerry Packer pay formula – no such deal was had by the company. The union management had failed to honor the agreement of November 3rd. No similar pressure tactics are put on workers when they make bad deals. Let the workers discover how the system works.

The offer offered by the union does not give the workers legal grounds for a strike. No such pressure tactics are put on workers when they make bad deals. Let the workers discover how the system works.

The strike will continue and there will be no serious negotiations until the union changes it’s agreement of accepting bad deals.

“This issue is bigger than Kellogg and even bigger than US workers. The company wanted to apply global standards to every worker worldwide and the workers refused. The main reason for bringing up a 3-day vote on the final contract was to end the good, unusual protections workers in the US have for longevity (sibling agreement) and for pay for education”

“Dalton is helping millions of people in the world give food and enough money so they will be able to eat with dignity. The only solution to some of the world’s problems is really common sense, human decency and taking care of the workers.

“”Kellogg did not inform us why they want to cut benefits.”

The other reason was that Dalby was trying to apply global standards (career ceiling of 20+ years etc) to workers in other countries. However, unless they are totally happy with the leadership in the US they will not accept its effects on the workers in other countries.

“The deal is very bad, shortsighted and unfair. It would change what was just agreed on 2 weeks ago. It gives benefits that workers are legally entitled to and Kellogg wants to cut them.”

Organization of Free Labor – PTA will continue their social campaign for the better working conditions, better living conditions and a better living standard for their brothers and sisters in manufacturing in all the countries of the world. Members and leaders of PTA are calling for the global solidarity against the deal.

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