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Domtar and Unifor reach agreement for Kamloops mill


November 4, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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An agreement between Unifor Local 10B and Domtar sets the stage for a new working relationship and an expanded commitment to apprenticeship training in Kamloops, B.C.

An agreement between Unifor Local 10B and Domtar sets the stage for a new working relationship and an expanded commitment to apprenticeship training in Kamloops, B.C.

“Unifor believes in partnerships that can have long-lasting positive effects not just for the worksite, but for the communities we live in,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president.

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“We are pleased to have reached this agreement that we believe fosters a new working relationship between Domtar and Unifor that recognizes and builds on our common interests,” said Nels Goddard, Domtar human resources manager. “We look forward to working together to implement the aspects of this agreement.”

The agreement resolves outstanding issues related to the closure of the A-Line in 2013, recognizes the valuable contribution made by senior employees and sets a framework for apprenticeship training at the mill. It also establishes scholarships and bursaries that Unifor and Domtar will administer in pursuit of supporting local trades training schools in Kamloops.

Domtar’s Kamloops facility has an annual capacity of approximately 350,000 air-dried metric tons of softwood kraft pulp and employ approximately 300 people.