Molson Coors Locks Out Employees at Toronto Brewery

TORONTO, ON – Employees at the Molson Coors plant on Carlingview Drive in west Toronto are reporting that they have been locked out following a union vote rejecting a contract offer from the company.

Negotiations between Molson Coors and the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325 started in late October 2020, but reached an impasse earlier this month.

The company tabled a “best and final offer” on February 10th, and union members voted on February 18th and 19th, resulting in a decision to reject the offer. This led to Molson Coors locking out employees sometime on the evening of February 19th.

While neither party has released an official statement regarding the vote and lockout, several employees tweeted about being locked out over night, and the union has scheduled a Zoom meeting for its members tomorrow (February 21st).

More details will be added to this report as they become available.

Source: Robin LeBlanc and Jordan St. John on Twitter