Olymel Announces Support Measures for Processing-Plant Workers


SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que — Olymel has announced support measures that will apply to its Canadian facilities.

Starting March 23, and until further notice, the company will be paying a fixed bonus of $2 per hour to all employees who are paid by the hour working in pork production, slaughtering operations, processing, further processing, transportation, maintenance and warehousing — whether or not they have a collective agreement — in both the pork and poultry sectors.

The vast majority of Olymel employees across Canada will benefit from this bonus, which may be as much as $80 extra a week.

“We’re committed to our regions and communities. Olymel has mobilized all of its HR staff to support its employees through this crisis. This mobilization will continue for as long as necessary. Our company intends to efficiently meet the food needs of the population and appreciates the agri-food production and processing sectors being designated as essential manufacturing activities by governments, particularly in Quebec,” says Réjean Nadeau, president and CEO, Olymel L.P.

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