Slaughterhouse will live on if clients come: Olymel

CANADA - The CEO of Olymel has suggested the decision by workers to accept 30-per-cent wage and benefit cuts does not necessarily guarantee the survival of a pork processing plant south of Quebec City.
calendar icon 15 February 2007
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CEO Rejean Nadeau said Wednesday the best guarantee for the survival of the operation, which employs 1,100 workers, are Olymel's clients.

The workers, who voted 62 per cent in favour of the revised contract, had been told they needed to accept the deal or face the closure of the Vallée-Jonction plant in May.

Nadeau said the plant's main market are the Japanese, who have confirmed they will maintain the current volume of pork exports.


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