BCTGM Local 252 members expressed relief and joy when Judge Samuel H Mays ordered a return to work after a 9 month lockout.
The Judge ordered reinstatement to every worker in their former or equivalent positions under their previous terms and conditions of employment and ordered Kellogg to bargain with the union in good faith.
Commenting on the decision, BCTGM President David B.Durkee said, “Our members and their families have been subjected to more than 280 days of pain and suffering at the hands of Kellogg. We look forward to our members returning to what they do best-producing a quality product.”
The workers were locked out when the union refused to agree to the company demands to casualise new workers hired at the plant.