Kellogg’s confirmed Thursday that it has reached a preliminary agreement with the union to increase wages and provide employees with benefits, putting a two-month strike to rest. 

The agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers is a five-year deal and will provide a 3% raise. 

Employees went on strike on Oct. 5 following the expiration of their contracts, as discussion regarding pay was at a standstill resulting from differences between the food manufacturing company and union members. 

Another disturbance between Kellogg's and the strikers is the company's two-tiered system of wages, which gives newer workers less pay and fewer benefits. In an effort to rectify this, the agreement will permit all workers who have been with the company for at least four years to be eligible for more pay immediately.

Amidst the extensive negotiations with union members, Kellogg's brought on permanent new hires to replace a few of the employees on strike.