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EACOM, union ratify six-year collective agreement at Timmins sawmill


December 10, 2019
By EACOM

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The United Steelworkers union and the management of EACOM Timber Corporation are pleased to announce the ratification of their new six-year collective agreement at the Timmins sawmill.

Focused on enhancing employee experience, the discussion led to constructive exchanges on workers’ needs and how best to meet them. The agreement improves upon working conditions, notably in terms of providing greater flexibility.

“The speed at which we reached this agreement is a testament to the level of collaboration and trust between both parties and our willingness to arrive at a mutually beneficial solution,” explains Wade Zammit, chief operating officer at EACOM. “Our people are at the centre of our operations and the focus we place on taking care of them is what makes the sawmill such an attractive place to work.”

Jacques Jean, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1-2010, states, “Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1-2010 are satisfied with the agreement that was presented to them, as it was ratified. As always, the Union is looking for an agreement that is fair and beneficial for both parties and we believe that this was achieved during this round of negotiations. Now it’s time to continue building on and improving the already good relation, communication, trust, and collaboration between the parties.”

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EACOM employs 160 people at its Timmins mill and regional administrative centre, 110 of whom are members of the United Steelworkers. In addition to proving the North American housing market with sustainably managed, quality wood products, the Timmins sawmill has been providing stable employment to the region for over 100 years.