UPDATE: The 24-hour strike at Sandoz is now a lockout. The company makes morphine for hospitals. We fear potential shortages. More details.

Laval, June 7th 2016 — Workers at the Sandoz Factory in Boucherville begun a 24-hour strike at 7 am this morning.

Progress made by workers over the past few years, pensions, and wages are at the core of the labour dispute.

These 267 workers are affiliated with Teamsters Canada Local Union 1999 voted 91% in favour of a strike on May 14th

See also: Sandoz Workers Vote to Strike

About Sandoz

Inaugurated under the corporate name Sabex in 1980, the Sandoz plant manufactures injectable medicines such as morphine and infuvite for use in ambulances and operating rooms.

About the Teamsters

The Teamsters represent 120,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

Interviews

Who: Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Public Relations & Teamster Spokesman
Where: 145, rue Jules-Léger, Boucherville QC J4B 7K8
When: From June 7th at 8:15 am
Contact: See below

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Media requests:

Christopher Monette
Cell: 514 226-6002
cmonette@teamsters.ca