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Vol. 76/No. 3      January 23, 2012

Quebec candy workers
end 23-day strike
Militant/Katy LeRougetel

GRANBY, Quebec—Members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union at Allan Candy plant here gather Dec. 30 to collect their last strike pay and clean up the picket site. Two hundred forty had been on strike for 23 days. The company backed off from some concession demands, and 80 percent of production workers voted to accept the company’s revised offer and return to work. The employer agreed to leave seniority rules untouched and withdrew demands for forced overtime. The company plans cuts to some shifts, resulting in workers getting reduced pay by several hours a week.

Petya Mateva (with white hat), member of UFCW Local 501 in Montreal, delivered solidarity card signed by dozens of coworkers, along with coffee donation to BCTGM Local President Sylvain Amiraud (left).


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