Domtar and Unifor Talks in Dryden Break Down

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Dryden faces the future with hope, and seeks to solve financial issues in the community.
Dryden Paper Mill

Dryden faces the future with hope, and seeks to solve financial issues in the community.
Dryden faces the future with hope, and seeks to solve financial issues in the community.

DRYDEN – BUSINESS – Talks between Domtar and Unifor in Dryden have broken down.

The Unifor negotiations with Domtar covering over 500 pulp mill and woodlands employees broke down Thursday in Dryden.

Unifor has now applied for conciliation for all 225 production, maintenance and office members in Local 105 and for another 300 wood harvesting, chipping and hauling members in Local 324.

Stephen Boon, Unifor National Representative, said, “We have been bargaining for new mill and woodlands deals with Domtar since October, but unfortunately these negotiations have now hit an impasse”.

“We will now attempt to find a way to bridge the gap and also implement the Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper Pattern with Domtar through the conciliation process prior to taking any potential strike action.”

The last collective agreement for Unifor Local 105 and 324 expired on August 31, 2014.