Unifor sets up in the Battery Valley in Bécancour, Quebec

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Unifor celebrated the inauguration of its new union office in the town of Bécancour on October 5. The strategic location was chosen to reinforce Unifor's presence close to the future GM-POSCO and Ford battery production plants, which will be built in the Bécancour industrial park and is anticipated to start production in 2025.

The festive atmosphere of the opening event was marked by the presence of Unifor's Quebec Director, Daniel Cloutier, and the local  leadership team. Members had the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions about Unifor's future projects in the region, demonstrating the union's commitment to its members and the community.

"With government subsidies dedicated to the battery sector, it is essential that the spin-offs for Bécancour translate into good jobs and fair wages for the region's residents," said Cloutier.

Unifor Québec, which already has 1,000 workers in the Bécancour industrial park, is strengthening its position as a major union force actively contributing to the region's economic and social development.

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