Arbitration decision concerning the closure of the St. Simon and St. Valérien plants: Olymel files an application for judicial review

ST-HYACINTHE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Olymel executive has decided to ask the Quebec Superior Court to conduct a judicial review of the decision handed down on August 20 by arbitrator Claude H. Foisy in the matter of the April 2007 closure of the St. Valérien and St. Simon hog slaughtering and butchering complex. In his decision, the arbitrator partially granted six grievances filed by the Syndicat des travailleurs d'Olympia (CSN). The company had asked its attorneys to conduct a thorough review of the decision. The review has concluded that many aspects of this decision are erroneous and unreasonable, and Olymel believes it has strong legal grounds to ask the court to annul the arbitrator's decision. Olymel has therefore decided to exercise its remedies and assert its rights this morning by filing a motion to institute proceedings for judicial review with the clerk of the Superior Court for the District of Montreal.

No further comment will be made on this matter as long as it is before the courts.

About Olymel
Olymel is Canada's leader in the field of processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats. The company has made feeding the world its mission, which it pursues passionately with products of impeccable quality. In carrying out its mission every day, Olymel relies on its tradition of maintaining a strong link between farm and table, as well as on innovation and attention to customer and consumer needs. The company employs close to 10,000 persons, including more than 7,000 in Quebec, and has large facilities in Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. Olymel exports about a third of its total sales to the United States, Japan and Australia as well as over 60 other countries. Its annual sales are on the order of 2.5 billion dollars.

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SOURCE: Olymel l.p.

For further information: Richard Vigneault, Corporate Communications, (514) 497-1385, (450) 771- 0400


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