Talks fail to resolve forestry strike
September 2, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Ladysmith, BC — In spite of mediation talks in Vancouver last Tuesday, the BC coastal logging strike, now in its s…
Ladysmith, BC — In spite of mediation talks in Vancouver last Tuesday, the BC coastal logging strike, now in its second month, seems no closer to resolution, reports Michelle Thompson in the Ladysmith Chronicle.
United Steelworkers Local 1-80 president Bill Routely spoke with the Chronicle, and noted that nothing was accomplished at the talks, and the union has no plans right now to settle the dispute with the four companies it is negotiating with, Forest Industrial Relations, International Forest Products, TimberWest Forest Corp, and Island Timberlands.
Work hours, severance pay for partial closures, and contracting out are the three main issues being negotiated, notes the Chronicle.
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