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Lillydale workers on strike


August 28, 2012
By David Manly


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Aug. 28, Edmonton, AB – Workers at the Lillydale Poultry processing plant in Edmonton went on strike after talks broke down late last week and have begun picketing outside the plant.

According to CBC News, the employees have been without a contract since May, and the main issue is wages compared to other employees in Calgary and B.C. Employees would also like 72 hours of guaranteed work every 2 weeks, as opposed to 30 hours during five months of the year.

Lillydale has said that its last offer was reasonable, but until talks resume, the plant has shut down.

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For more on the story, please see the full article on CBC News.