Unifor and Domtar heading to conciliation
April 20, 2015 - Unifor has applied for conciliation after talks broke down with Domtar for negotiations covering more than 500 pulp mill and woodlands employees in Dryden, Ont.
The conciliation is for Unifor’s 225 members in Local 105, which includes production, maintenance, and office members; as well as another 300 wood harvesting, chipping, and hauling members in Local 324.
“We have been bargaining for new mill and woodlands deals with Domtar since October, but unfortunately these negotiations have now hit an impasse,” said Unifor national representative Stephen Boon. “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 Aug. 31.