Friday, November 18, 2022

Olymel layoffs continue

Olymel has announced it will close one of its pork-processing plants in Ste. Hyacinthe, Que., on Feb. 10.

The company said it has faced two years of difficulties caused by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the labor shortage, market uncertainties and other factors underlying the unfavorable economic situation.

The 107 employees working at the facility in its melting, storage and packaging operations have received a 12-week notice of termination, in accordance with Quebec labor standards. All employees will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other Olymel facilities in the region.

The company announced in 2016 it was discontinuing pork butt boning operations at the St-Hyacinthe facility, resulting in the elimination of 340 jobs.

Last month, Olymel announced it would eliminate 177 management positions in an effort to improve