October 28, 2021

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Strike in Almel: No agreement between the parties yet

While there has been a lot of talk about the Excelter strike, there is another labor dispute that has been going on for three months now in the Saudi-Appalachian region: the Alimel butchery in Wally-Johnson.

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The compromise sessions held on Thursday and Friday failed to reach an agreement. Workers expect better cooperation from the employer, and the outcome of these meetings is disappointing.

Workers at the Alimel plant in Wally-Johnson want to continue to fight. Submitted by the union on the 1stThere is July, new plans for employers.

“I think we are not that far from finding a solution. [Vendredi], It turned out to be the complete opposite. Still, Alimal was the senior leader. Martin Morris, president of the union, announced that when it was customary, it would be regulated.

The leaders of the pork slaughterhouse returned to the negotiating table on Friday, addressing an issue proposed by the union.

“The big thing they care about is the holidays and we have had enough setbacks in recent years. We are ready to live with the status quo, but that’s enough,” Mr Morris said.

On the alimony side, we are optimistic about the compromise process, which will eventually lead to an agreement.

“There are always two ways to negotiate a deal. Alimel has business obligations and operational obligations that must be taken into account. You can’t say everything is there, you have to take everything,” said plant spokesman Richard Vignild.

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The wage question continues to be divided and the union denigrates the lack of consistency in the leaders’ rhetoric.

“We have an employer who started negotiations claiming there was a shortage of people. There is a problem with labor retention, and they are having fun putting us in the sand. There are people who are starting to work elsewhere, and more and more are leaving,” the union president said.

Every day, more than 35,000 pigs enter the Wally-Junction butchery. The current labor dispute is having an impact on the number of animals waiting to be slaughtered. There are currently close to 100,000; This is almost six times more than in April when the strike began.

However, the company was able to avoid euthanasia.

“The pigs we buy in Ontario are slaughtered in Ontario or withdrawn by processors in the United States. So we send pigs from Quebec to the United States, ”explained Richard Vignild.

Workers must be patient now. The resumption of reconciliation sessions is scheduled for the week of July 19th.