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Job protection commissioner needed, says CEP


June 13, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Communications Energy and Paperworker’s union is calling on the Ontario government to establish a job protectio…

The Communications Energy and Paperworker’s union is calling on the Ontario government to establish a job protection commissioner, saying the province could save thousands of jobs.

“I know that if we had something like a job protection commissioner in place over the last two years, we might have saved several thousand jobs in the forestry sector alone,” said Ontario region vice president Cec Makowski.

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The idea comes on the heels of proposed legislation by the NDP concerning job protection and creation, a package that won steadfast CEP approval. “The legislation proposed by the NDP yesterday would guarantee us a chance at saving jobs before the plant gates are locked forever,” Makowski said.


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