Pattern bargaining for Western paperworkers stalled

    VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Negotiations between the Communications,
Energy and Paperworkers Union and Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership have stalled
after two sessions of bargaining. CEP will be holding meetings with its
membership over the next few days to seek direction.
    "We are trying to negotiate an agreement that makes sense in these
times," says CEP President Dave Coles.
    CEP Western Region Administrative Vice-President Don Boucher praised
members for their tireless efforts to try to move things forward. "They have
rolled up their sleeves and are working very hard to get a collective
    The negotiations with Canfor are intended to set the pattern for CEP
bargaining in the Western region on behalf of 6,000 members who work in pulp,
paper and converting mills. Negotiations began in early June.

For further information:

For further information: Karen Cooling, National Representative, (604)
790-8890, (604) 682-6501, ext. 225

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