After more than a month of a strike at its factory in Saint-Anselme, in Chaudière-Appalaches, chicken handler Exceldor accepts the premise of a private broker settlement.
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The management of the cooperative accepts the premise of the settlement offered by the private broker. “We consider that the ball is now in the court of union employees and we are reaching out to them to put an end to the conflict that concerns us,” said the Quebec Poultry Company, where millions of chickens are slaughtered each year.
Labor Minister Jean Boulet was also pleased with the situation.
Another step taken in the struggle at Exceldor. […] It’s good news. “Members of the union will vote in a sovereign general assembly,” he said on Twitter.
On Tuesday evening, the minister called on the parties to his government in Quebec to find a solution to end the strike.
The mediator’s proposal, the content of which is not specified, should be presented to the workers in the coming days.
At the heart of the conflict: The wage hikes and better working conditions within the factory that union members had demanded were particularly smashed by the COVID-19 outbreak that complicated operations. Employees especially regret that they were not taken into account when they worked the most during this period.
If the union members vote in favor of the show, it can quickly return to work and thus end the chicken crisis, which so far has lasted a month at the Saint-Anselme factory and taken on a national scale. With a decrease in supply in the markets.
More than a million chickens have been euthanized and dumped in recent weeks due to a labor dispute.
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