Olymel Drummondville bacon facility to resume activities

Strike had been going on since May 26.

June 21, 2023

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Olymel management has announced the prospect of a resumption of operations at its bacon plant in Drummondville after a vote by the 427 unionized employees in favor of a proposed settlement by the conciliator in the file, a settlement that had also received the approval of the employer party following a strike that had been going on since May 26. The union members gathered in assembly approved the proposal by a vote of 93.6%, a rate that will allow a serene resumption of plant operations from the beginning of next week, after verification of the availability of the raw material (pork bellies).

The company, which is confident of being able to once again serve its customers with top-quality bacon products, believes that the improvements contained in this new agreement will be a positive factor for the work climate, as well as for hiring and retention of employees.

Olymel management would like to acknowledge the efforts of the conciliator from the Ministère du Travail Diane Larouche, as well as the involvement of members of the union leadership and the workers in finding common ground that satisfies all parties.

Olymel is Canada's leader in the production, processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats. It employs over 13,000 people and has production and processing facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Its annual sales reach $4.5 billion. The company markets its products mainly under the Olymel, Lafleur, Flamingo, La Fernandière, Pinty's, Tour Eiffel and F. Ménard brands.

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