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B.C. chicken handler fired for roughing up poultry

Union argued that worker didn't violate the company's protocol.

December 12, 2019
By CBC News


A recent B.C. labour arbitration decision about the firing of a man accused of mishandling chickens in a processing plant offers a peek into the highly regulated world of poultry factories.

According to a B.C. Labour Arbitration Award decision issued in September, chicken hanger Francisco Cahanap was let go from his job at a Sofina Foods processing plant on April 23.

Cahanap’s job required him to grab live chickens from a moving crate and hang them upside down in shackles every four seconds, alongside eight other workers.


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