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Cargill Dunlop Guelph Strike

Guelph Cargill Workers Begin Strike on Monday Morning

On Monday morning, workers at Cargill’s Guelph plant began a strike, advocating for improved wages and working conditions. This action, coordinated by UFCW Local 175, highlights the workers’ demands for fair compensation amid rising living costs and economic pressures.

The Guelph facility, employing approximately 1,000 workers, is vital to Cargill’s meat processing operations, including cattle slaughtering and processing. Despite the company’s significant profits, employees have raised concerns over inadequate pay and challenging working conditions.

UFCW Local 175 leadership has expressed strong support for the strikers. Union President Shawn Haggerty emphasized the importance of unity and collective action, noting that the strike aims to secure better conditions for workers. Secretary Treasurer Louis Rodrigues assured that all necessary resources would be allocated to support the strike, reflecting the union’s dedication to fighting for fair treatment and compensation.

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The strike at Cargill is part of a broader pattern of advocacy by UFCW Local 175. The union has previously addressed worker safety and fair treatment at other Cargill locations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This strike continues the effort to secure better conditions for workers.

Economic pressures faced by workers across Canada, including those at Cargill, have intensified the need for adequate wages. The union intends to use this strike as leverage in upcoming negotiations at other major workplaces, including Safeway and Superstore, highlighting the broader impact of this action.

UFCW Local 175 has called on all union members and workers to support the Cargill strikers, stressing the importance of collective action in ensuring a decent standard of living for all workers.

For more information, visit the UFCW Local 175 website.

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