MONTREAL, May 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc., a susbsidiary of Metro inc., is disappointed by the decision of its Montreal distribution centre's unionized employees, represented by the Teamsters Québec, local 1999, to reject the Company's offer and go on strike.
McMahon has been in bargaining for several months with the union to renew its collective agreement and reach a settlement that would take into account the needs of its employees and its customers, while ensuring that McMahon's cost structure and flexibility remain competitive.
"We are disappointed with the employees' decision to go on strike, especially given the fact that the offer was recommended by the government-appointed conciliator, said Luc Martinovitch, Vice-President and General Manager of McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc.
McMahon has implemented its contingency plan to continue to supply all its clients.
McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc.
McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc., a subsidiary of Metro Inc., is active in the distribution of pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products in Quebec and Ontario. It directly serves pharmacies, food stores and health network establishments, such as hospitals. Furthermore, McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc. acts as a franchisor of the Brunet, Brunet Plus, Brunet Clinique and Clini Plus banners. Over the past few years, the pharmacies affiliated with those banners have continued to grow and the network now counts over 180 affiliated pharmacies.
SOURCE METRO INC.
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