CEP pickets in Thunder Bay
May 23, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, in conjunction with other Thunder Bay unions, staged a picket li…
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, in conjunction with other Thunder Bay unions, staged a picket line at the Thunder Bay generating station at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in an attempt to halt the conversion of the facility to gas fuel.
“This is another expensive example of our provincial government not having a solid plan to adequately address the energy problems in northwestern Ontario,” said Marvin Pupeza, CEP national representative. “The existing electricity pricing system must be changed or it will continue to result in job loss. The forestry industry is in a crisis, and non-competitive hydro rates are putting undue pressures on communities across the north. It is time for this government to implement changes that will keep people working.”
Pupeza confirmed the union is seeking an immediate $15 per mwh reduction, with a target of $45 per mwh all-inclusive cost.
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