Monday, August 16, 2021

Olymel pork strike could soon end

The Syndicat des travailleurs d’Olymel Vallee-Jonction said it has reached a tentative deal that could end the strike by about 1,000 workers at the Olymel pork-slaughtering plant in Quebec.

The workers have been on strike since the end of April, resulting in the euthanization of thousands of pigs in the spring and arrangements to ship market-ready hogs as far as Alberta.

The Quebec pork marketing board is urging the company to take the heaviest-weight market hogs first when it resumes operations.