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Unifor members at Kruger Trois-Rivières mill go on strike

May 30, 2024  By P&PC Staff

Unifor shared in a press statement that 298 members of Locals 136, 234, 234 cp and 265 working for the Kruger Trois-Rivières S.E.C. plant went on strike on May 29. This was after the rejection of an offer from the employer.

Unifor shares that after months of negotiations on monetary issues, the members voted in favour of strike action to express their dissatisfaction and their determination to obtain a fair collective agreement.

“Our members have clearly expressed their rejection of the employer’s offer. Their commitment to a fair and equitable collective agreement is unwavering. This situation is all the more surprising given the problems of recruiting and retaining workers in the region. With the imminent development of the battery industry, Kruger will have to remain competitive if it wants to keep its skilled workforce,” said Steeve St-Pierre, Unifor National Representative.


“This strike shows the determination of our members to fight for their rights. We have the overwhelming support of our members and we are ready to continue the fight until we obtain fair and equitable working conditions,” added Joël Vigeant, Unifor forestry sector coordinator for Quebec.

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