Waiting game in Port Hawkesbury
August 1, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Woodlands workers in Port Hawkesbury aren’t any further ahead after a meeting with Stora Enso representatives, the …
Woodlands workers in Port Hawkesbury aren’t any further ahead after a meeting with Stora Enso representatives, the Chronicle Herald has reported.
“The meeting didn’t change too much,” the Herald reported Calvin Archibald, spokesperson for the 14 wood contractors across the province who supply wood to the mill in Port Hawkesbury, as saying.
The Herald further reported that Stora told the contractors, who represent roughly 600 workers, that any decision related to a potential restart of the mill would be based on a positive ruling from the Utility and Review Board on reduced power rates for sizeable industrial users.
There are no further meetings scheduled.
A total of 50 Stora Enso workers will be back on the job early this month to perform maintenance on the two papermachines that have been out of commission since December.
In late July, Stora Enso spokeswoman Patricia Dietz confirmed that wood shipments to the mill could start in September.
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