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Unifor members at Domtar Dryden sign new agreeement


May 6, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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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…

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 Eastern Canada pulp and paper pattern,” said Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor.

Unifor established the Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper pattern last year when it reached an agreement with Resolute Forest Products. 

Key elements of the new four-year Domtar mill and woodlands deals are 2% annual wage increases, a 75 cents/hour pay increase for trades, and a 9.3% increase in employer woodlands pension contributions along with a 25% increase in retirement bridging. Employees receive a $1000 signing bonus and improved health and dental benefits.