Kedgwick employees laid off until March



    MONCTON, N.B., Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - At a recent meeting between J.D.
Irving Ltd and CEP Local 113 in Kedgwick, the Company advised the Local
executive that the sawmill will remain closed for an indefinite period of time
due to the current market's economy and the high value of the Canadian dollar.
    The company also indicated that it does not foresee a return to work for
the mill's employees before March 2008.
    Monthly meetings to evaluate the situation are planned between the
Company and the Union. A change in the economy will mean an earlier or later
return to work for the employees. In the meantime, CEP Local 108 continues to
cut wood and it continues to be stored at the mill in Kedgwick.




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For further information: Jean-Louis Laforge, (506) 736-8248

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