LONGUEUIL, QC – Molson Coors Beverage Company has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with workers that have been on strike since late March at its facility in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil.
Teamsters Local Union 1999 has confirmed receipt of the agreement, with Union president Eric Picotte saying that the three main factors that led to the strike – wages, pension plan, and working hours – “have been addressed to our satisfaction.”
The agreement will be going to a vote on Friday evening, and if accepted, workers are expected to be back on the job next week. A previous offer from the company was rejected by 92.4 percent of voting workers last week.
The 11-week strike has reportedly led to beer shortages at some bars and restaurants in Quebec, most notably those in more remote locations in the province.
Photo: Teamsters Local Union 1999