Two unions have embarked on a real showdown to represent Molson Coors employees, as the Montreal plant moves its workforce to a new facility in Saint-Hubert and a renewal of the agreement approaches. workers group.
In a statement released Friday morning, the National Trade Union Confederation (CSN) said employees of Molson Coors, who have been unionized for more than thirty years with the 1999 local Teamsters, now wish to be represented by CSN.
The employees have come to visit us because they are facing many challenges in terms of their working conditions. Alexandre Laviollette, President of CSN Trade Association, said:
On August 3, CSN filed a motion for certification with the Administrative Labor Tribunal (TAT) to represent the 400 or so employees of Molson Coors.
For Teamster’s Director of Communications, Stephane Lacroix, this is just a crackdown.
“It’s that vast majority [des employés] “They want to stay with the Teamsters, they want stability and professionalism and therefore they don’t intend to change the loyalty of the union,” he explained to QMI.
“When [TAT] She will make her decision, over the next few weeks, she will simply confirm what I say.”
Mr. Lacroix believes CSN “want to play” the “PR game because they are a little desperate” and ignore “the reality on the ground”.
“I’ve tried CSN every time for years, and it never worked and it won’t work either this time.”
This raid comes at a time when more than 160 jobs were recently cut at Molson Coors and the company began moving its activities to the new Saint-Hubert plant.
Last June, the company’s truck drivers came out to denounce staff shortages and low wages for these jobs, which reduced the number of applications received.
Renegotiating the renewal of the collective agreement, which expires in early 2022, is set to begin this fall.
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