MONTREAL, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - An agreement in principle was reached
last night in the lock-out opposing members of Unifor the union and
Bécancour company Quebec Silicon.
The ratification meeting is set for this Friday, December 27th. No information about the content of the agreement will be released or
commented on until the members vote on Friday.
Unifor local 184 represents the 145 members of the Bécancour facility
who have been locked out since May 3, 2013.
« I'm thrilled that we were able to come to a tentative agreement and
end this lengthy lock out just before the holidays," said Unifor
National President Jerry Dias. "This is great news for our members and
for the community of Bécancour - in time for the holidays and a start
Nearly two years ago, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union
of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) began the process
of establishing a new union. Unifor the union was formed on August 31,
2013 at a founding convention in Toronto. Representing over 300,000
workers in Canada and nearly 55,000 in Quebec, Unifor is affiliated
with the largest labour union in Quebec, the Quebec Federation of
Labour (FTQ). Unifor is also the largest union of workers in the
forestry and wood processing sector.
SOURCE: Unifor the union
For further information:
Source: Unifor-Québec www.uniforquebec.org
Information: French - Marie-Andrée L'Heureux, communications officer, Unifor-Québec, (514) 916-7373 firstname.lastname@example.org;
English - Shannon Devine, Director of Communications, Unifor, (416) 302-1699 email@example.com