A Strike At The World’s Biggest Nutella Factory Could Lead To A Shortage

French workers are continuing a protest of their employer. Unionized workers, frustrated over salary negotiations, are blocking the world’s biggest Nutella factory, barring trucks from entering or leaving the factory in Normandy for a week now. Parent company Ferrero yesterday started threatening fines for the pickets, but the unions say they are not deterred. The site produces 600,000 jars of the Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread every day. Thus far there are no reports of shortages in North America. Workers want a 4.5 per cent pay rise as well as a 900 euro (US$1,000) bonus. Management has offered only a 0.4 per cent rise. Ferrero, a family firm known for secrecy and which also produces Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Surprise, declined to comment.

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Photo Credit: Ferrero / Nutella

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan