Vince Westacott

WestacottInterviewee: Vince Westacott
Year: 1998
Location: Edmonton
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Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton, 1947-1998 (10-15 year break in middle); Roles as manager – standard checker, mail room, department clerk; Monitoring employees with stop watches in the 1940s and 1950s; 1948 strike; Hunting pigeos with shotguns from plant roof; Transition from Swift to Gainers; Problems when Pocklington purchased the plant; 1986 strike – going into and leaving the plant; Problems with government management when Getty government took over plant from Pocklington