Cargill reaches long-term agreement at Baie Comeau

    BAIE COMEAU, QC, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Cargill today announced that it has
reached an agreement with its 34 unionized employees.
    The company which has operated in the community since 1960, currently
employing 56, is set to celebrate 50 years of service and commitment to the
Canadian agriculture industry.
    "This contract is more than just a piece of paper between Cargill and its
valued employees," said Jean Boily, the plant spokesman. "Together we affirm a
long-term partnership that will ensure our operations, employees and the
community may weather whatever the global economic downturn has in store. We
are very pleased with the outcome and want to recognize the Union for its
professional business manner throughout the negotiating process."
    While the terms of the contract were not disclosed, Cargill reports that
a 5-year agreement has been signed allowing for sustainable business
operations into January, 2013.
    The Cargill Baie Comeau grain transfer elevator is the largest transfer
terminal in North America with a capacity of over 440,000 MT. The terminal is
a key link between the farmers and world buyers of Canadian and US grains.

    Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk
management products and services. With 160,000 employees in 67 countries, the
company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with
customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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