Angry Molson union members vote 99% for strike
The former Molson Coors factory in Montreal.
The approximately 320 Teamsters members who work at the new Molson brewery plant on the South Shore voted 99% to give their union a strike mandate.
“The members have clearly demonstrated their anger at this union meeting. I have not often seen in my career men and women so determined to be respected by their employer,” declared Éric Picote, union president of Molson in a press release.
The points in dispute are mainly the wages of the employees.
“Molson does not seem to understand that workers are scarce and that they are the ones who hold the advantage at the moment,” said Teamsters Local Union 1999 President Michel. Héroux.
It is expected that a possible strike will be called at the time deemed appropriate. The Teamsters are also inclined to return to the bargaining table, but only if the employer shows a will to settle the problems in the long term.
A total of 424 employees work at the brewer’s South Shore plant.