Ultima Foods Management pleased by the 97.5% ratification vote of its union workers

LONGUEUIL, QC, July 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ultima Foods management was pleased to see its Granby plant workers approve a new, four-year labour contract during a general meeting held this morning; 97.5% of the union voted in favour of the agreement.

The ratification vote seals the agreement in principle approved on Tuesday at noon, following a marathon negotiating session.

President and CEO of Ultima Foods, Gerry Doutre, acknowledged the hard work that both sides had put in since the union agreement expired this past March. "Our managers and our plant workers worked tirelessly until the 11th hour to find middle ground that would satisfy both parties. This newly negotiated labour contract once again speaks to the exceptional commitment shown by all our employees to ensure the success of our company and, more specifically, of our new brand, iögo."

With the ongoing support of its shareholders, Ultima Foods made a strong mark on the yogurt market with the introduction of its iögo brand in August 2012.

About Ultima Foods
Ultima Foods has been a Canadian leader in the manufacturing and marketing of yogurt and fresh dairy products for more than 40 years. A joint venture between the Agropur and Agrifoods dairy cooperatives, Ultima Foods is headquartered in Longueuil, Quebec and employs 860 people nationwide. Every year, from its world-class facilities in Granby, the company produces more than 130 million kilos of fresh dairy products, which are distributed across Canada.

SOURCE: Ultima Foods

For further information:

Diane Jubinville (Ultima Foods)
(450)  651-3737, ext. 3288

or

Eric Barbeau (CASACOM)
(514) 206-7778

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