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Workers at Rogers Sugar's Vancouver refinery vote to ratify new agreement

Deal brings four-month-long strike to an end
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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Vancouver refinery employs some 140 unionized workers.

Unionized workers at Rogers Sugar Inc.’s Vancouver refinery have ratified a new five-year labour agreement, bringing an end to the strike that began Sept. 28. 

The Vancouver refinery, operated by Rogers Sugar subsidiary Lantic, employs approximately 140 unionized workers.

“We believe this agreement meets the needs of the employees and the organization, and it enables us to serve our customers, increase output and meet growing demand for our product,” said Mike Walton, president and CEO of Rogers Sugar, in a statement. “We are pleased that the workers at our Vancouver refinery have ratified this agreement, and we look forward to returning to full production in Vancouver to support our customers in Western Canada."

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