Strikes at a Nutella factory in France could lead to a shortage as production has come to a halt.
At the time of writing, only one Nutella production line is working. However, it is only at 20 per cent capacity.
The Ferrero-run Villers-Ecalles plant makes a quarter of the world’s Nutella, sending out 600,000 jars per day.
The strikes come from the people who make and jar the famous spread. Workers are asking for a 4.5 per cent pay rise, as well as a 900 euro (£800) bonus.
At this moment in time, they are struggling to reach a compromise as owners are only offering workers a 0.4 per cent increase. In this case, we sadly don’t know how much longer the production is going to be on hold. However, there is a meeting scheduled between workers and owners that is due to take place on 13th June.
Fabrice Canchel of the Force Ouvriere Union said that 160 workers have been on strike since March 27, and that “no lorry has gone in or out of the site” since that date.
For those of you who are partial to a Kinder Bueno, they are also made in the same factory. So at this moment in time they are not being made either. If this continues to be the case, there could be a shortage very shortly.