Canadian Kraft Paper and Unifor Local 1403 sign new agreement

P&PC Staff
July 27, 2018
By P&PC Staff
July 27, 2018 - A new three-year collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 1403 and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKP).
Local 1403 represents 200 workers at the CKP mill and has been at the bargaining table for three months. The new agreement improves wages and includes other changes such as improved bereavement leave for 12-hour shift workers, a 10 per cent training premium, improved paramedical benefits, and an increased safety equipment allowance. Workers studying to get trades accreditation will also receive more paid time off to write exams.

The agreement comes nearly two years after the mill was nearly closed down by former owner Tolko. American Industrial Acquisition Corporation purchased the mill and saved it from closure, but wages had been cut 10 per cent as part of that deal.

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