About 226 workers at Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 1518.
“It’s a great victory for these workers,” said Ravi Dhindsa, UFCW 1518 union representative. “They know the poultry industry in British Columbia is largely unionized, and they know that their wages in a non-union shop were well below the industry standard.”
Rossdown is an integrated poultry farmer and processor located in Abbotsford, B.C.
Days before the vote, UFCW 1518 held a rally outside of the Rossdown plant. “We made certain to have signs in Punjabi, as 80 per cent of the workers are Punjabi,” said Dhindsa.
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