Don Demens, president and CEO of Western Forest Products, called the agreement “fair and fair” in a press release and said it was offsetting the needs of employees and the company. After eight months of conflict, B.C`s longest strike. the history of the coastal forest is closer to a solution. Membership of the EUROPEAN UNION will vote on the provisional agreement. The CTE negotiating committee indicated that it would advise members to accept the agreement. Estone pointed out that the forest industry generally sees an increase in demand in the spring. “The West will cut its work for them when it comes to improving relations with our members and we hope that they will enter into this collective agreement with intent,” he said. Western Forest Products and united Steelworkers Local 1-1937 announced today that they have agreed to the terms of an interim collective agreement. Western Forest Products told BIV that it was consolidating plans to resume operations after the agreement was ratified. Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers entered into an interim collective agreement after a seven-month labour dispute. Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 reached an interim agreement to end a strike lasting more than seven months. Here in the image of the workers at a rally in Nanaimo on November 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo) The agreement has yet to be ratified by members of the United Steelworkers.
The Union Bargaining Committee has indicated that it will recommend that its members accept it. VANCOUVER — Unionized forestry workers on Vancouver Island voted to ratify an interim agreement reached earlier this week with their employer Western Forest Products. “In the first few months, people thought the deal would be done, but if it hit the sixth, seventh and now eighth, it`s absolutely unacceptable,” he says. “The domino effect it has on all coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants – the entire service sector has wreaked havoc and, here in Campbell River, is affecting the service sector that provides the forest industry,” he says. Approximately 3,000 Vancouver Island forestry and contracting workers, represented by United Steelworkers Union Local 1-1937, have been unemployed since July 1, which can be done in the event of loss of pension, seniority and long-term disability benefits. Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams says his municipality is affected by the strike and the agreement is long overdue The agreement between the company and the union was announced Monday. Western is an integrated forest products company that develops a margin-based wood and wood business to compete successfully in global softwood markets.