1,000 slaughterhouse workers strike at Cargill Dunlop 

Nearly 1000 workers at the Cargill Dunlop beef slaughter plant in Guelph, Ontario went on strike on May 27, after rejecting a negotiated settlement by 82 percent.

They gave their union, UFCW Local 175, a 99 percent strike mandate in April.

The key issue is wages, with workers wanting pay increases to match the soaring cost of living. This dispute sharpened after the worst part of the COVID crisis, when Cargill Dunlop took away $2 per hour pandemic pay.

The US-based company, which is 88 percent owned by 100 members of the Cargill-MacMillan family, is America’s largest private company with revenues of $177 billion.

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