February 26, 2024

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An indefinite strike at the Olymel plant in Drummondville

An indefinite strike at the Olymel plant in Drummondville

According to Melanie Cloutier, president of the Bacon Inter-America-CSN Labor Union, more than 80% of members voted in favor of the push.

According to the union, negotiations have been particularly stymied over the wage issue. Bonuses were also claimed for members who required more manual labor.

Olymel management says it is disappointed to have triggered an indefinite general strike, especially since it had 21 negotiation dates since January. Olymel wishes to request the presence of a conciliator on file.

No short-term impact on production is expected. We are able to service our customers with our inventory and manufacturing from our Cornwall plant.Refers to Olymel by email.

The joint venture agreement expired on March 1. A tentative agreement was reached on May 18 and presented to union members on Thursday, who rejected it.

In 2019, the union won a major pay rise for its members after calling a strike that lasted more than two hours.

Olymel management announced last April that it would close its Vallee-Jonction plant, which employed nearly 1,000 people in Beauce.

with the information that Marie-Hélène Rousseau and Marilyn Marceau

A majority of workers at the Olymel plant in Drummondville voted Thursday evening in favor of an indefinite general strike.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Marie-Hélène Rousseau

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