Labour Relations
May 29, 2017 - The Canadian Press is reporting that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has reached a deal with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper over its pension plan.
Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) recently met in Vancouver to prepare for bargaining in 2017. This is the third joint meeting of the two largest unions in Canada's pulp and paper sector.
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...
Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...
Workers at the Rock Tenn containerboard mill in La Tuque, Que., are ready to restart operations at the mill, after a short strike came to an end on March 10, 2015. A 36-hour strike began on March 6. The next day, Rock Tenn locked out employees....
Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...
Tembec reached a settlement with its Temiscaming site employees who voted on Dec. 10 to end the two-week long strike. The settlement consists of a four-year agreement to expire in September 2018.
Striking workers at Tembec’s Temiscaming site will have an opportunity Dec. 10 to vote on a collective agreement that is unanimously endorsed by the union negotiation committee. Tembec and Unifor Local 233 have signed a memorandum of...
In response to Unifor Local 233's decision to go on strike effective Nov. 26, Tembec has ceased operations at its Temiscaming, Quebec industrial complex, which comprises four main facilities manufacturing specialty pulp, high-yield pulp,...
Members of Unifor local 233 voted Nov. 19 to reject what was termed a final offer from Tembec concerning the collective agreement for workers at the company’s Temiscaming, Que., complex. The union says this vote puts them in a position to...
An agreement between Unifor Local 10B and Domtar sets the stage for a new working relationship and an expanded commitment to apprenticeship training in Kamloops, B.C.
Tembec’s cogeneration project at the Temiscaming, Que., site is running behind schedule and will cost more than expected, the company reported at the end of July.
Unionized employees of Resolute Forest Products have voted to support the collective agreement negotiated by the company with Unifor.
An agreement in principle that could become the pattern agreement for the pulp and paper industry in Eastern Canada has been announced by Unifor and Resolute Forest Products Inc. The tentative agreement must be submitted to the members of the...
Canada's largest union in the private sector has won a key arbitration award that will see nine retiring workers from Local 298 and Local 1127 receive the compensation they were promised when West Fraser closed its Eurocan pulp mill.
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