Strike ends at Lantic’s Montreal sugar refinery after brief standoff
by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff
Management, workers ratify new agreement after short strike
MONTREAL—Lantic Inc. and approximately 200 unionized workers at the company’s cane sugar refinery in Montreal have struck a deal.
Following a six-day strike, management at the Rogers Sugar Inc.-owned plant and union representatives reached a new tentative agreement over the weekend.
According to the company, the five-year deal has now been ratified by the workers at the east Montreal refinery, who will return to work shortly. The facility’s 200 operations and maintenance staff walked out May 31, forcing the sugar processor to shut down production at its largest plant.
“We are extremely pleased that, together, we were able to find a compromise in order to reach a satisfactory outcome for both parties,” John Holliday, president and CEO of Lantic, said. “Over the next few months, we will be working hard at strengthening our relationship with the union and its members.”
Lantic expects to resume normal operations shortly.