An expansion of the Maple Leaf Foods production line in Port Perry, Ontario will create 40 good jobs.
"Good, union jobs support families and help out our rural community," said Corey Dalton, Unifor Local 1090 President. "Building the capacity of this site is a testament of the excellent work of Unifor members here, and is a benefit to the local economy."
The site produces branded and private label meat pies and meat filled pastries for all major Canadian grocery chains.
“The expansion of our facility is a major milestone for our team and our community, allowing us to meet demand for our products across Canada while increasing our team’s capacity and capabilities, adding up to 40 new positions,” said Jeff Pett, plant manager.
“We have a strong partnership with Unifor Local 1090 and we appreciate the relationship we have with them and their collaboration as we work to expand the site,” added Pett.
Scugog Councillor Don Kett stated that growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working in unison. “As a result of a successful collaboration between two of Scugog’s major forces, Maple Leaf Foods and Unifor Local 1090, the company has chosen Port Perry for their expansion. This announcement is a positive and exciting step toward the future of our greenbelt community."
Local 1090 currently represents 4,000 active members and 1,000 retirees from Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Barrie, and Orillia, including nearly 100 members at Maple Leaf Foods who work in production, sanitation and skilled trades positions. The union is looking forward to welcoming new members into the Unifor family. For more information on Unifor-made products and services, download the Proudly Unifor directory.