Labour deal reached for forestry firms

Tentative labour agreement has been reached between forestry companies and about 2,000 workers in northern British Columbia
By Allan Dowd
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/10/2010

(Reuters) - A tentative labour agreement has been reached between forestry companies and about 2,000 workers in northern British Columbia who have been without a contract for over a year, the union said on Tuesday.

Details of the four-year deal were not released, but it includes wage increases in the last two years, job security measures and the possibility of profit-sharing if lumber markets improve, the United Steelworkers said.