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Fjordcell hibernates


December 6, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

“Labour relations at this mill have reached an impasse rarely seen at Cascades,” said Eric Laflamme, president of…

“Labour relations at this mill have reached an impasse rarely seen at Cascades,” said Eric Laflamme, president of Cascades’ boxboard group.

Although the company officially had until December 15th to decide upon the future of Fjordcell, it chose November 30th to announce an indefinite closure of the pulp mill.

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Cascades credits the continuing deterioration of labour relations, multiple violations of court orders and injunctions, and maltreatment of mill management employees with the decision, claiming senior management had no choice but to close the mill.

Fjordcell will remain closed until at least the end of winter. The situation will be reassessed at that time, “based on events at that time.”


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