Hundreds of laid-off slaughterhouse workers held a demonstration in Longueuil Tuesday at the headquarters of the Union of Agricultural Producers (UPA.)
The workers travelled from St-Cyrile-de-Wendover by bus early Tuesday morning.
Many told the CBC they are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and vacation pay after the closure of the Levinoff-Colbex abattoir last month, that left 270 workers out of a job.
One worker told the CBC he's owed between $10,000 and $12,000.
The UPA has been running the slaughterhouse since 2005, when it acquired it from a private company. It has reported losing about $100,000 a month operating the facility.
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