N.S. chicken processor lays off more than 300 employees

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KENTVILLE, N.S. There are major layoffs at a chicken processor in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley.

ACA Co-operative Ltd. says it is eliminating 75 unionized and 40 non-union positions at its main processing plant in New Minas.

Its also letting go another 187 unionized employees at Eastern Protein Foods, a subsidiary that produces poultry products at a plant in Kentville.

ACA has also filed for creditor protection for the Eastern Proteins operation.

The ACA plant lost about $6 million last year while Eastern Protein lost another $1.8 million.

Not affected by the cuts are the companys retail outlet, hatchery and farm equipment divisions in New Minas, the feed division in Greenwich, and the egg division in Port Williams.

Organizations: ACA Co, Eastern Protein Foods

Geographic location: KENTVILLE, New Minas, Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley Eastern Proteins Greenwich Port Williams

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