Boulangeries Weston Québec ltée

Boulangeries Weston Québec ltée

December 22, 2010 14:00 ET

Workers to Continue to Receive Salaries Following Fire at St-Thomas Plant, Near Joliette

JOLIETTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2010) - Boulangeries Weston Québec ltée, in an announcement to its 72 employees at the St-Thomas plant, near Joliette, said they will continue to receive their regular salaries until January 15. The plant suffered heavy damage during a fire on December 1, after which it had to cease all operations.

"Many of our employees and their families have been deeply affected by this tragedy, which happened so close to the holiday season", said Sylvain Roussel, Vice-President, Human Resources and Labour Relations at Boulangeries Weston ltée. "In order to help them get through this difficult period with a little more cheer, we have offered to keep paying their salaries until January 15".

Management will meet with employees in mid-January to inform them of the next steps to be taken, by which time it hopes to be able to make a decision regarding the plant's future.

Boulangeries Weston Québec ltée has maintained product quality and availability since the suspension of operations at the St-Thomas plant, and thanks its vast clientele for its continued loyalty.

Since 1911, Boulangeries Weston has produced superior quality bakery products in Québec. 

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