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Atlantic Packaging workers accept new contract

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-24
Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...

CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...

Some Port Hawkesbury pensioners have to repay money received in error

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
A decision has been reached in a case involving two pension administration firms responsible for the pensions of former employees of the Port Hawkesbury, N.S., paper mill when it was owned by NewPage. Details of the settlement were not...

Robots and autonomous vehicles could soon be part of woodlands operations

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine...

Tembec strike over, cogen project delayed one month

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-15
Tembec reached a settlement with its Temiscaming site employees who voted on Dec. 10 to end the two-week long strike. The settlement consists of a four-year agreement to expire in September 2018.

Union and Tembec taking steps to end strike at Temiscaming

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-09
Striking workers at Tembec’s Temiscaming site will have an opportunity Dec. 10 to vote on a collective agreement that is unanimously endorsed by the union negotiation committee. Tembec and Unifor Local 233 have signed a memorandum of...

Resolute will heat closed Fort Frances pulp mill

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-02
The closed Fort Frances pulp mill has been given a reprieve. After discussion between Resolute Forest Products, the Ontario government and Unifor, a union representing paper workers, Resolute has committed to heating the closed mill over the...

Strike closes Tembec's Temiscaming mills

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-27
In response to Unifor Local 233's decision to go on strike effective Nov. 26, Tembec has ceased operations at its Temiscaming, Quebec industrial complex, which comprises four main facilities manufacturing specialty pulp, high-yield pulp,...

Union at Temiscaming rejects Tembec's final offer

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-26
Members of Unifor local 233 voted Nov. 19 to reject what was termed a final offer from Tembec concerning the collective agreement for workers at the company’s Temiscaming, Que., complex. The union says this vote puts them in a position to...

Catalyst Paper looking for ways to make Powell River profitable

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-19
Community stakeholders and employees of Catalyst Paper’s Powell River mill are being told there is a three-year window to bring the mill back to profitability. Most recently, Eldon Haggarty, president of Local 1, Communications Energy and...

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