West Coast tug strike over
April 26, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Shipping activities on the west coast will return to normal following an agreement to end the week-long strike by t…
Shipping activities on the west coast will return to normal following an agreement to end the week-long strike by tug and barge workers, affecting several pulp and paper mills in the province. Barge and tug workers walked off the job last week. Port officials estimate the strike is costing the province up to $100 million a day.Also last week, Doman Industries president Rick Doman called on the federal government to immediately issue a back-to-work order to striking workers to avoid coastal forestry operations to shut down.The strike affected the company’s six sawmills, two pulp mills and several coastal logging operations. Doman is under a court-ordered bankruptcy protection.
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