“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 Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “I congratulate the bargaining committee on obtaining a fair deal in these very challenging times for the Canadian pulp and paper industry.”
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.
“These jobs are the backbone of entire communities,” said Western Regional Director Joie Warnock. “We will continue to fight for workers and their families and for the future of the forestry industry.”