A Chinese-owned textile plant has announced plans to close its doors for up to six months, just weeks after its ninety workers won their first collective agreement.

According to the Quebec Federation of Labour, Shanghai-based factory owner China Worldbest Group will reorganise its management team during the temporary closure.

However, workers at the Drumondville plant, which produces fine knitted cotton, signed a labour agreement late last month that gave them a salary rise of 15.7 per cent over two years.

A spokesperson for Worldbest, which built the $45 million plant three years ago with $15m in Canadian government subsidies, said last month the company was struggling under poor market conditions.