Employees to vote on final proposal this coming week
CORNER BROOK, NL, June 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Inc. today
announced that it left the bargaining table in Corner Brook yesterday
without reaching an agreement with the unions. However, all union
locals have agreed to meet with their members this coming week to hold
a vote on the Company's final proposal, which is modelled on the
framework agreement of its main competitor. The deadline for reaching a
collective agreement has therefore been extended until June 22 and the
future of the Corner Brook Mill is now in the hands of its employees.
The Company must settle labour issues by the end of next week so it can
quickly resolve other pressing issues that will enable Kruger
Management to complete its assessment of the Mill's viability.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers,
tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from
recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The
Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North
America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British
Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States.
SOURCE KRUGER INC.
For further information:
Senior Vice President
Corporate Affairs and Communications
Tel.: (514) 343-3213