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Unionized workers at KP Tissue’s Crabtree Plant and Joliette Warehouse down tools in strike action

May 31, 2024  By P&PC Staff

KP Tissue, which has a limited equity interest in Kruger Products, shared in a press statement that the 482 unionized employees at its Crabtree plant and Joliette warehouse have commenced a strike on May 30 at 10:00 p.m.

“We are disappointed by the union’s decision to strike as we have been negotiating in good faith with the union since September, 2023. We have always treated our employees fairly and provided them with a competitive compensation package for our industry and the viability of our plant. We trust that the union will return to the bargaining table so that we can conclude a new collective agreement that is in the best interest of all parties.” stated Dino Bianco, CEO of the company.

The company has reportedly activated its contingency plan including leveraging its nine other plants in its network to ensure the ongoing supply of tissue products to its customers.


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