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Conflict in Olmel: Today's ultimatum ends

Conflict in Olmel: Today’s ultimatum ends

The final stage is underway at the Olimel plant in Vallée-Jonction, in Chaudière-Appalaches, where the parties had until Sunday to reach an agreement.

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Earlier this week, the Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, commissioned a special mediator to conduct a blitzkrieg with the parties involved in the months-long conflict.

The union of workers at CSN’s Olemel plant in Valley Unction on Thursday rejected the minister’s arbitration proposal even though management accepted it.

The company threatens to cut 500 jobs if it does not reach an agreement with its union members. So far, the mediator mentioned in the case has not been able to resolve the impasse.

An initial agreement was reached earlier in August, before union members rejected it by 57%.

The strike on the pig slaughterhouse in Boss has been going on since April.

According to Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, more than 150,000 pigs are waiting on farms to go to the slaughterhouse.

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