Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Catalyst Paper in British Columbia
Details released after ratification, expected next week: Union
06/18/2018|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/20/2018
The new contract covers Catalyst members represented by Unifor, Local’s 176, 592, 686 and 1132. GOOGLE STREET VIEW
A new four-year tentative agreement was reached on June 16 between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing about 750 workers in British Columbia.
“This agreement achieves the pattern bargaining goals that Unifor set for the western pulp sector, which is helping to raise standards across the board,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president.
In March, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 22 per cent anti-dumping duty on products produced by Catalyst Paper, threatening its B.C. mills. Unifor has been active in the campaign to support the Canadian pulp and paper industry, calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stop these unfair duties and support the communities affected by Donald Trump’s bully tariffs, said the union.
The new contract covers Catalyst members represented by Unifor, Local’s 176, 592, 686 and 1132. The tentative agreement is supported by the union’s bargaining committee and is viewed as a fair and reasonable settlement. Details of the collective agreement will be released upon ratification, which will take place next week, according to Unifor.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.
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