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October 27, 2017 5:20 pm

Tentative Deal for Canfor Pulp and its Unions

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Canfor Pulp  has reached a tentative contract agreement with  Unifor and the PPWC.

Except to say the  package is a four year deal,  the details of the package have not been released. This tentative deal will set the pattern for negotiations at 17 other pulp and paper mills in B.C. and Alberta.

In a release issued  by Unifor,  the union’s  leader negotiator in the pulp and paper sector, Scott Doherty,  is quoted as saying”By working jointly with the PPWC, we were able to secure a strong deal that meets our members’ needs during the term of the contract.”

“We appreciate the professionalism of the union teams throughout the bargaining process and we look forward to ratification of the tentative agreement,” added Canfor spokesperson Corinne Stavness. “Without our talented and dedicated employees throughout the organization, we quite simply don’t have a business – so we are pleased to have come to an agreement and look forward to finalizing it.”

There have been no details on ratification dates.


Minimum pension should be $5 an hour for all union jobs IMO. Get Canada saving and growing again. Working generations today should demand nothing less to ever hope of having a viable retirement.

Pension contributions cost a company half as much in total payroll costs as opposed to hourly and salary pay. The quickest way for corporations to catch up for the lost decades of inflation erosion to wages IMO.

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