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Molson will eliminate about 190 jobs following 2021 move of Montreal brewery

Molson Coors products Molson Canaibeer, left, and Coors Light beer in Walpole, Mass., on November 28, 2018. Molson Coors will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday in Montreal. The beer maker told shareholders in April that it expects a challenging second quarter due to the coronavirus, following a difficult start to the year after a deadly shooting at its Milwaukee brewery in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Steven Senne

MONTREAL — Molson Coors Beverage Co. will eliminate about 190 temporary and permanent jobs in Quebec by the end of 2021 following its move to a new brewery complex south of Montreal.

The company told employees Tuesday that the more automated facility being built in Longueuil will have new technologies that will improve its efficiency.

Molson says 87 permanent and 101 temporary employees will be affected over the next 20 months.

Teamsters union spokesman Stephane Lacroix says workers are in limbo because several details about the plant’s restructuring still have to be clarified.

He says the union represents about 500 workers at the Montreal brewery and a distribution centre.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 2, 2020.

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