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Unifor, Domtar reach new agreement covering 450 workers in Dryden

December 19, 2022  By P&PC Staff

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Unifor reached a deal on three tentative contracts with Domtar covering more than 450 Unifor forestry members in Dryden, Ontario. The new contracts cover Unifor’s 225 members in Local 105, which includes production, maintenance and office employees at the Dryden Pulp Mill as well as another 225 woodlands harvesting, chipping and trucking members in Unifor Local 324.

“Talks broke down with Domtar on November 17th, but we agreed to resume negotiations this week in an attempt to secure new deals prior to moving ahead with planned strike votes and conciliation through the Ontario Ministry of Labour early in the new year. We are pleased to confirm that three new tentative agreements were reached late Friday covering all Unifor members at Domtar’s Dryden pulp mill, administration offices and across all woodlands operations,” said Stephen Boon, Unifor national representative.

Boon added, “I commend the hard work and perseverance of both the Unifor Local 105 and 324 bargaining committees in securing major monetary and language improvements in these new contracts. We won’t be providing specific details on the deals until we meet with Local 324 and 105 memberships early next week, but I can confirm all three contracts achieve Unifor’s Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper Pattern and we will be unanimously recommending acceptance at voting to be held over the next six days.”


The last collective agreements for Unifor Locals 105 and 324 expired on August 31, 2022.

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