Kellogg's Gives Workers a Royal Pardon Over Wedding Public Holiday

By Kelloggs, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, April 20, 2011 - Kellogg's has announced that employees at the Manchester-based food giant
who don't want to watch the Wills and Kate nuptials were told they can take
the extra holiday whenever they like.

Kellogg's ( ) has taken the unusual step to
give its workers an extra day's holiday to celebrate the royal wedding, but
allowing them to take it on a day of their choice.

The royal wedding on April 29 was declared a public holiday by David
, but the cereal ( ) maker has decided to
allow employees at its UK head office flexibility over when they take the

Kellogg's said it hoped the move would help workers achieve a better work
life balance.

Tanya Thornber, European HR director at Kellogg's explained: "We wanted
to offer our employees real flexibility over the extra public holiday to
celebrate the royal wedding. For some workers it may not be convenient to
take the day off on April 29 or they may not want to watch the nuptials
between William and Kate.

"As a global company we have a diverse and multinational workforce at the
UK head office so we respect the fact that not everyone wants to celebrate
the royal wedding. This sort of flexibility really boosts morale as it gives
employees the choice to either take the day off and enjoy the wedding or come
to work as usual and take it another day during the year when it may be more
appropriate for them to spend the extra time with family or friends."

Kellogg's offers its workers a range of flexible working benefits
including its summer hours initiative or Kellogg's Fridays, ( )
where staff can take Friday afternoons off from May to September*.

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This year's initiative will begin again a week after the royal wedding on
May 6 until the end of September, and a recent Kellogg's employee survey
revealed the summer hours scheme helped with motivation as 82 per cent of
employees felt happier in their jobs because of it.

Ms Thornber added: "Flexible working is something we take very seriously
at Kellogg's and this latest initiative for the royal wedding and our annual
summer hours programme are all part of a wider package that we offer to help
boost motivation and productivity by ensuring that we provide work life
balance opportunities to all employees."

About Kellogg's:

Since William Keith Kellogg filed the papers that officially incorporated
the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Company on 19th Feb 1906, the Kellogg
Company has been driven by the philosophy that an improved, balanced diet,
starting with a healthy breakfast, leads to improved health and healthy
living (

Notes to editors:

* The Summer hours scheme at Kellogg's, now in its eighth year, runs from
May to September and means everyone finishes work at 12pm on a Friday
provided they have completed a full week of 36.6 hours.

    For further information and images please contact:
    Louise Davies
    Official Press Office of Kellogg Marketing and Sales Company (UK) Limited
    The Kellogg Building
    Talbot Road
    M16 0PU


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