Vaquería Tres Monjitas, workers sign collective bargaining agreement
The collective bargaining agreement, which is valid for four years, benefits 240 workers in the areas of operations and sales at Vaquería Tres Monjitas.
By THE STAR STAFF
Vaquería Tres Monjitas General Manager Orlando González Núñez and Luisa Acevedo Zambrana, the collective bargaining coordinator of the Central Federation of Workers, signed a new collective agreement for the benefit of employees late last week.
“We are pleased to achieve this negotiation for the benefit of our employees,” González Núñez said in a written statement issued on Tuesday.
“We have always been pioneers in the process of setting and improving quality standards in our products and that has been thanks to all our employees,” he added.
The agreement, which is valid for four years, benefits 240 workers in the areas of operations and sales. The officials noted that it also ensures stability and continuity of processes in the local dairy industry, a key agricultural segment in Puerto Rico.
“Our Union is extremely proud of the signing of this collective bargaining agreement,” Acevedo Zambrana said. “It has been demonstrated that the growth of a company occurs in a solid way when that company takes care of its workforce, providing better wages and economic benefits.”
Vaquería Tres Monjitas, the only fresh milk processing plant backed with purely Puerto Rican capital, employs about 500 people in its plant and offices in Hato Rey and warehouses in Mayagüez, Arecibo and Ponce. In addition to producing, packaging and distributing fresh milk and dairy products, it also distributes products for other companies.