The locked out workers at the London Ontario Kellogg plant have been maintaining a 24 hour picket line at all of the company's gates. Today their united front won a small victory in the battle for employment fairness.
The company has been busing in salary staff and SCAB labour, and while the picketers have been able to delay the buses entry and exit from the plant, the buses have still been managing to cross the picket lines eventually. Today, the picketers held the buses for 5 hours and eventually forced them into retreat.
The plant manager has stated that they would not use SCAB labour while negotiations were ongoing. But there are reports that not all the people coming off the buses at their drop off points are Kellogg employees of any sort. Unless management is giving public plant tours during this down time, these unknowns are more then likely SCABS the company has hired. At least two of the three buses were carrying these tourists today.
The latest rumour is the company has launched an injunction to limit the number of picketers and their abilities to prevent SCABS from crossing the lines.
The London plant has been experiencing "dark weeks" and a loss of kilos for the past year. The plant morale had dropped to it's lowest level during these contract negotiations. There has been little evidence of the company "bargaining in good faith" since contract talks began. Perhaps the management team at the London plant or the Kellogg sourcing model should be put under the microscope instead of locking out the workers to find out why things aren't working?
The London plant was once the innovation flagship of the Kellogg empire, producing upwards of 104 million kilos a year. This year they are scheduled to produce only 65 million Kilos.
Houston? We have a problem.
News and Information about the London Kellogg Workers Lock Out and a few of my own personal views and opinions.
- Kellogg's Workers Settle Contract
- Union Pride
- There's A Kind of Hush
- Second Tentative Deal Reached
- Make it Right
- Pot Luck Picket
- The Truth is Out There!
- Some History Clarification
- Big Day at the Big "K"
- Ontario Federation of Labour Caravan
- Reality Sets In
- There Is No "K" in Solidarity
- An Open Letter to My Co-Workers
- Kellogg's Testing Union Solidarity
- Missing My Life
- Tenative Contract for Kellogg Employees
- SCABS "R" US
- A Temporary Cease Fire on the Picket Line
- Solidarity Pays Off For Kellogg Employees
- Flakes and SCABS
- "A" Channel Needs Grammar Lesson
- Lop Sided Reporting
- Kellogg's Locks Out Canadian Employees
- Corporate Greed With a Grin
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