Olymel announces closure of two more plants in Quebec

The plants will close April 28, 2023
calendar icon 3 February 2023
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Olymel management announced the closure of two of its facilities for the further processing of pork. The plants to be closed are located in Blainville and Laval, Quebec. 

The decision is part of a reorganisation undertaken in 2021 and is aimed at optimising operations. It will result in the loss of 170 jobs. 

The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW 1991P) representing the workers at the Blainville plant, as well as all employees at both facilities, were informed of this decision earlier today and given 12 weeks’ notice of termination in accordance with the provisions of Quebec’s Act respecting labour standards. The company will offer opportunities to relocate to other Olymel facilities; a plan to that effect will be presented in the coming weeks. An outplacement committee will also be set up to assist employees who wish to change careers.

The date of cessation of operations has been set for April 28, 2023.

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