St. John’s butter maker grieves decision after company doesn’t pay premium

Payments meant for dairy pasteurizers alone
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2018

A working foreman at the St. John’s Agropur dairy plant grieved after he felt that a $1-per-hour premium was not being applied to his hours.

Terry O’Neill, had worked for the employer since 1984, and he regularly made butter from cream or milk. He testified that he considered himself to be a butter batcher, because he takes the raw material and processes it into batches of butter.

As well, O’Neill worked in what he called a “butter-batching room” which was located directly beside another batching room