Saint-Damase, Qué – August 19, 2022 — On July 5, a certification application was made by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to represent the lab workers at the Exceldor plant in Saint-Damase. In a decision made on July 27, 2022, the Quebec Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) confirmed the certification of UFCW Local Union 1991P.
“The employees of this unit have asked UFCW Local Union 1991P’s help because they wanted to have a strong and united voice so they can discuss as equals with their employer on issues that concern them. Many of the upheavals in the large agri-food industry are at the origin of some of the tension that the workers would like to resolve. Given our expertise in the agri-food industry, UFCW Local Union 1991P is certainly well positioned to find new and lasting solutions that will rally both parties”, declared UFCW Local Union 1991P President Mario Maisonneuve.
The quality control workers of this specialized poultry processing plant trust that it is with UFCW that they will obtain real power because our Union negotiates working conditions for all their members. Amongst the reasons that have motivated their desire to join UFCW Local Union 1991P are the improvements to wages, respect for their working conditions and better protection against unjust and random decisions by the employer. The certification application, following the workers wish to unite their voice to UFCW Local Union 1991P, was made by the Union with the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) on July 5, 2022, and was certified on July 27, 2022.
In the following days, a negotiating committee will be created to prepare the new members’ list of demands. This committee will include lab workers and will be assisted by a solid and experienced union team.
UFCW Local 1991-P represents over 6,000 members at more than 60 companies across Quebec. To learn more about UFCW 1991-P, visit the Local Union’s website.
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