Members of the meat appear to keep the “premium COVID”

Des syndiqués de la viande manifestent pour garder la « prime COVID »

Most of the eight unions representing about 4,000 workers of the meat industry plants, Olymel and Viandes du Breton will manifest across the province today to keep their ” premium COVID “.

“Why remove the bonus now while the workers continue to risk their health and work with health measures, and protective equipment that make their work even more laborious ? “, has asked the president of the trade Federation (FC–CSN), David Bergeron-Cyr, by issuing a press release.

Unions Olymel plants in Berthierville, Sainte-Rosalie, Drummondville, Princeville, Vallée-Jonction, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, St-Simon-de-Bagot and Viandes du Breton in Rivière-du-Loup will manifest their anger this Monday.

The abolition of the “premium COVID” does not create that stir in the world of food processing.

Last week, mps in Ottawa have not digested that stores the properties of the banners Metro, Super C, Adonis, Jean-Coutu), Loblaw (Maxi, Provigo, Pharmaprix), and Empire (IGA, Rachelle Berry) have announced the end of the premium of $2.

First step

According to the trade Federation (FC–CSN), this one-day event in the meat factories is only the first step of a long series of means of pressure which will intensify in the coming weeks.

“Our members are angry. The premium should continue to be paid as long as the risk is present and we do not démordrons not, ” insisted Mr. Bergeron-Cyr.

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