Union for striking Cargill workers in Guelph announce tentative deal

The picket lines at the Cargill plant in Guelph are not coming down for now, but the union said it has reached a tentative deal with the company.

Since late May, 960 workers have been on strike at the meat processing plant at 165 Dunlop Dr., on the east side of Guelph.

A Wednesday message to the workers from their union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175, said a tentative deal was struck with Cargill the day before.

Union members will learn the details of the deal on Friday, and have a ratification vote on Saturday, at the Royal Canadian Legion at 57 Watson Pkwy. S.

A statement from union local president Kelly Tosato reads “the Union Negotiating Committee was able to achieve a negotiated settlement for the 960 members at Cargill Dunlop… And while we certainly hope this strike can be resolved amicably, the Union will continue to support the democratic vote of our members no matter the outcome.”

Until the tentative deal is ratified, the union will continue with its picket line outside the plant.

The statement said there will be no further information presented to the media at this time.

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