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NA employees show support for Finnish paperworkers


June 16, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The actual conflict may be overseas, but Canadian and U.S. UPM Kymmene and Stora Enso employees are demonstrating t…

The actual conflict may be overseas, but Canadian and U.S. UPM Kymmene and Stora Enso employees are demonstrating their solidarity for their Finnish counterparts. Thousands of union members employed by the two companies are wearing stickers inside their plants in an expression of support for the 25,000 union members in Finland who have been locked out by these and other paper companies in the country.

"We believe that only by sticking together all over the world can we maintain high standards and fairness for workers in this industry, no matter where they work," explained United Steelworkers union regional director Richard LaCrosse.

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Local workers are expected to take their case up with local management and if a settlement isn’t reached in Finland, further action is anticipated.


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