Unifor has reached a deal on 3 tentative contracts with Domtar covering more than 450 Unifor forestry members in Dryden
Unifor has reached a deal on 3 tentative contracts with Domtar covering more than 450 Unifor forestry members in Dryden

Dryden – NEWS – Unifor has reached a deal on 3 tentative contracts with Domtar covering more than 450 Unifor forestry members in Dryden, Ontario. The new contracts cover Unifor’s 225 members in Local 105, which includes production, maintenance, and office employees at the Dryden Pulp Mill as well as another 225 woodlands harvesting, chipping, and trucking members in Unifor Local 324.

Stephen Boon, Unifor National Representative said, “talks broke down with Domtar on November 17th, but we agreed to resume negotiations this week in an attempt to secure new deals prior to moving ahead with planned strike votes and conciliation through the Ontario Ministry of Labour early in the new year. We are pleased to confirm that 3 new tentative agreements were reached late Friday covering all Unifor members at Domtar’s Dryden pulp mill, administration offices and across all woodlands operations.”  Boon added, “I commend the hard work and perseverance of both the Unifor Local 105 and 324 bargaining committees in securing major monetary and language improvements in these new contracts. We wont be providing specific details on the deals until we meet with Local 324 and 105 memberships early next week, but I can confirm all 3 contracts achieve Unifor’s Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper Pattern and we will be unanimously recommending acceptance at voting to be held next week.”

The last collective agreements for Unifor Locals 105 and 324 expired on August 31, 2022.

Unifor Local 105 Member Information Meetings

Tuesday, December 20th at 2:15PM and 5:15PM at Unifor Hall in Dryden (Voting Thursday, December 22nd from 7:00AM to 7:00PM)

Unifor Local 324 Membership Information Meetings and Voting

Monday, December 19th at 7:00PM at the Ear Falls Legion

Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00PM and 6:30PM at the Unifor Hall in Dryden

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