Nutella workers on the strike

Published: 08.06.2019 Related countries:  France France

French workers of the company Nutella demand higher wages and better working conditions

In the north of France workers of the world's largest Nutella factory have been on strike for more than a week in order to get higher salaries. According to the French press, there is a risk that there will be a shortage of Nutella in shops.

The plant is located in the village Villers-Ecalles (Normandia), where more than 600,000 jars of Nutella come off its production lines every day. This is a quarter of the world's production. Trade unionists have been preventing the trucks from going in and going out already for the seventh day and this blockade has almost stopped the production.

The Italian owner of Ferrero, which owns the Nutella brand too, has threatened the participants of the blockade with fines. But unions said that the protest will continue.

Until today, 160 out of 350 employees have been involved in this strike. They demand an increase in wages of 4.5 percent, better working conditions and a one-time so-called Macron bonus of 900 euros. Another negotiators' meeting is scheduled for June 13th.