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Port Hawkesbury back in the game


October 3, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

After a lengthy wait, Stora Enso’s Port Hawkesbury mill is once again up and running.

After a lengthy wait, Stora Enso’s Port Hawkesbury mill is once again up and running.

Stora closed the mill a full ten months ago. It stipulated three main areas of contention that had to be resolved prior to reopening the facility, which involved wage concessions and ‘modern’ work practices, the securing of a ten-year realty tax agreement, and the establishment of a new energy rate formula, which proved to be a sticking point.

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“It’s been a long, hard struggle for everyone involved employees, their families, woodlands suppliers, customers, the community and many others to finally get to this point where we can restart the operation,” mill president and general manager Tor Suther said.

According to a report by CBC, the mill is calling on employees who left town in search of alternative employment during the shutdown, to return to Port Hawkesbury.

Canadian Press confirmed 560 workers were called back.


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