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CEP strikes second BC deal


July 14, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Just as CEP hoped it would, last week’s deal between the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and Canfor s…
Just as CEP hoped it would, last week’s deal between the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and Canfor set a precedent, leading to the second tentative agreement in BC’s pulp and paper industry.

CEP reached an agreement with Howe Sound Pulp and Paper on July 10. It includes a four-year term, and addresses a host of issues including a wage increase, improvements to benefits and severance provisions.

“This agreement matches the tentative agreement reached earlier this week with CPLP (Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership),” noted Don Boucher, administrative vice president for CEP.

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“This agreement helps our company address the challenges we are facing over the next few years, and we are very pleased with the spirit of cooperation at the bargaining table that allowed us to reach this agreement,” David Hargreaves, manager of central services for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper said.


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