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Cargill Dunlop Employees on Strike

Guelph, Ont.– Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) are aware of the strike action that began today as of 12:01 a.m. following the rejection of the negotiated settlement by members of UFCW Local 175 working at the Cargill Dunlop facility in Guelph. The Cargill Dunlop facility employs 950 people and processes 1,500 head of cattle per day.

BFO and OCFA have been following the negotiations leading up to today, and we were hopeful an agreement would have been reached over the weekend. However, members of UFCW Local 175 voted down the proposed contract yesterday. We are engaged in the situation and have been in close contact with the Canadian Cattle Association and government representatives as we monitor the impact of the temporary closure of the Dunlop facility.

We are hopeful that the negotiations between both parties will come to a swift resolution, and we will keep our members informed as the situation develops.

Source : Ontario Beef

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