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Miramichi talks stall


June 30, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

There is no end in sight for the strike at UPM Kymmene’s paper mill in Miramichi. Negotiations targeted at ending t…

There is no end in sight for the strike at UPM Kymmene’s paper mill in Miramichi. Negotiations targeted at ending the six-month strike broke off on June 29th with no settlement. According to Max Michaud, the Atlantic region vice president of the communications, energy and paperworkers union, the arbitration ended because the company refused to table the Eastern Canada pattern of settlement for the pulp and paper industry.

"Every major company in the industry has now accepted to follow the pattern reached last year with Abitibi Consolidated and UPM Kymmene knows that it will have to do the same to achieve a settlement in Miramichi," he said. No new talks have been scheduled.

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