Company kills XL Beef plant in Moose Jaw
It began as a so-called “layoff”, turned into a 40-week lockout, and reached the end of the line when on August 13 Calgary-based Nilsson Brothers Inc. told UFCW Canada Local 1400 members that the XL Beef slaughterhouse they worked at in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, will be permanently closed within 90 days.
“Nilsson was not really looking for a deal,” says Brother Neault. “They even insisted on the workers agreeing to overtime terms that contradicted the employment standards regulations. They knew the offer would be rejected, and they didn’t need the plant because they had extra capacity at their two Alberta locations.”