VANCOUVER, Feb. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor Local 448 is celebrating the
planned activation of the pulp mill in northern British Columbia town
"We're proud to have been a part of the negotiations to get people back
to work," said Scott Doherty, Unifor Western Director. "Resource
industry jobs are good jobs."
The sale of the Tembec mill to Paper Excellence Canada Holding
Corporation (PE) is expected to be complete in the spring of 2014.
Following the sale the mill will start up again, creating 110 good jobs
in the community. Unifor was able to negotiate a new collective
agreement with PE that approximates the industry pattern for wages and
"BC's pulp industry has been decimated by the BC Liberals. Hopefully,
this will be an example for the industry to follow," said Doherty.
Unifor has been assured that Paper Excellence is committed to running
this mill, a welcomed change from Tembec's style.
Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto
Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the
SOURCE: Unifor the union
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For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@unifor.org