Mondelēz BCTGM Nabisco members in the United States have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new collective bargaining agreement, which has brought an end to their strike that started on August 10, 2021. During the pandemic, Mondelēz workers in the U.S. reported to work each day expecting to work an 8-hour shift but ended up working 12 – 16 hour shifts, often six to seven days a week. While Mondelēz praised their roles as essential workers, the company asked workers and their union, IUF affiliate BCTGM, to give up overtime premium pay and to accept concessions, which would have resulted in a two-tier healthcare system, reduced benefits for new workers, and cuts in overall wages.
- The ratified agreement improves wages, hours and benefits for current and future Nabisco workers.
- Workers first began striking at Mondelēz’s Nabisco facility in Portland, Oregon, which then escalated into strikes across Mondelēz’ Nabisco facilities in Colorado, Virginia, Illinois and Georgia
- In the U.S. and globally, unions unified around BCTGM’s fight to protect wages and benefits at Mondelēz/Nabisco; the IUF and BCTGM thank IUF’s affiliates from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Poland, Turkey and the United States, who conveyed solidarity support messages to striking BCTGM members
Please read the strike-end statement from the BCTGM here.