Welcome to quality control workers at Exceldor in Saint-Anselme
Montreal – February 15, 2023 – Last December 14, an application for certification was filled by the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local Union 1991P to represent the Exceldor plant’s quality control workers in Saint-Anselme. In a decision dated on January 19, 2023, the Quebec Administrative Labour Tribunal gave their approval to UFCW Local 1991P.
The quality control workers from this plant specialized in chicken conditioning are convinced that it is with UFCW that they will obtain a real power relationship because our Union negotiates working conditions for all its members. Amongst the reasons that motivated their desire to join UFCW Local 1991P are the improvement of wages, the respect of work conditions and a better protection against unfair and random decisions from the employer.
In the upcoming days, a negotiating committee will be created to establish the newly members’ demands. Formed with lab workers, this committee will be supported by a strong and experienced union team.
“This unit’s workers have asked help from UFCW Local 1991P because they wanted a strong and united voice and to be able to have an equal relationship with their employer while discussing issues that are important to them. The many upheavals in the wide agri-food industry are sources of tensions that the workers would like to appease. Strong with our expertise in the food processing industry, UFCW Local 1991P surely is better placed to find innovative and lasting solutions that will win over both parties”, declares UFCW Local 1991P President Mario Maisonneuve.
UFCW Local 1991-P represents over 6,000 members at more than 60 companies across Quebec working in every sector of the food industry and retail, as well as in other sectors such as servicing jobs, food processing, fabrication, and technical and professional jobs. To learn more about UFCW 1991-P, visit the Local Union’s website.
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