‘Chest bump’ leads to worker’s firing from Nova Scotia poultry processor

Incident latest in series of escalating bad behaviour
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/12/2018

After being talked to by his supervisor for slacking off while on the job, a sanitation worker at a Berwick, N.S., poultry plant aggressively confronted him.

Greg Bezanson had worked for Eden Valley Poultry since 2012, when on Feb. 1, 2016, he was supposed to meet with Keith Keeping, sanitation supervisor, to discuss recent attendance problems.

However, Bezanson refused to attend the meeting because he felt that Pat Macdonald, shop steward and lead hand responsible for directing Bezanson, “was picking on him,” according to Keeping.