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Olymel employees to be relocated after plant fire

180 workers will be offered the chance to work at one of five other facilities owned by the meat processor.


May 15, 2012
by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL: The Olymel meat processing company plans to temporarily relocate employees at a Quebec bacon production plant ravaged by fire.

About 180 workers at the Princeville, Que., plant will be offered the chance to work at one of the five other company facilities located within 100 kilometres.

The May 6 fire, which killed one employee, did not completely destroy the Princeville facility but it caused enough damage that there is no short-term plan to reopen it.

The company’s human resources unit will communicate with workers and unions to develop a relocation plan.

The company is also awaiting a damage-assessment report on the fire, whose cause is unknown.

©The Canadian Press