Pulp and paper union to meet with industry

    MONTREAL, Feb. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Pulp and paper workers in Eastern Canada
have agreed to meet with the industry to try to address the economic crisis in
the forest industry.
    Two hundred and fifty delegates from pulp and paper mills in Eastern
Canada voted this week to meet with AbitibiBowater.
    "We will sit down with AbitibiBowater and see if we can come to an
agreement that will provide enhanced stability and security for our members
and the industry," said Dave Coles, CEP President.

    The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) has 31
local unions and 5,000 members at AbitibiBowater in Canada. The current
collective agreements expire in April 2009.

For further information:

For further information: Dave Coles, (613) 299-5628

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