Cargill workers vote to strike - Canada

January 16, 2016 5:29PM

Workers at two Cargill food processing plants in Guelph have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike.

More than 650 members of the United Food and Commercial workers Local 175 cast a ballot.

Minneapolis based Cargill Meat Solutions now has two weeks to respond with a new contract offer. Employees say they're at odds with the company over proposed changes to benefits and reduction of guaranteed hours.

Workers at two Cargill food processing plants in Guelph have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike.

A strike would affect the beef processing plant on Dunlop drive and the case ready plant on the Watson parkway