MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As announced earlier this year,
McKesson Canada is redesigning its Ontario distribution network to
better serve its customers and their evolving needs, and position
itself for future growth. As a part of this initiative, a new state of
the art distribution centre is being built in Trenton (Quinte West).
This new facility will allow McKesson to better meet the changing needs
of its customers in a challenging market and legislative environment,
while ensuring the long term viability of its distribution activities
As a result of these important changes, McKesson Canada had announced it
anticipated significant job losses. The company met today with the
impacted employees in Ontario to inform that 65 jobs will be lost in
the Chatham distribution center and 84, for the Ottawa distribution
"This is a challenging day for the McKesson Canada family. We fully
recognize that these business decisions have a high impact on the
personal and professional lives of our employees. We are committed to
providing them with the best available care throughout the transition,"
indicated Alain Champagne, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical
Distribution and Operations.
Members of McKesson Canada's management team met with all of the
affected Ontario employees earlier this afternoon in order to inform
them of this decision and explain the support that they will receive
during the course of the transition. The company is committed to
treating each impacted employee with great consideration, in accordance
with its ICARE shared values and ensuring the utmost respect and
fairness, and will work closely with them throughout this transition.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer
care. The company's solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers,
hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get
closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while
contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA
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