Abitibi-Consolidated says it will not sell one of the paper-making machines at its Iroquois Falls mill to the union representing its 450 workers. The workers' union - the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada - is proposing to buy and operate the paper-making machine the company is considering shutting down. Abitibi wants concessions from the union including workforce reductions over three years. It also wants the union to agree to a no-strike, no-lockout agreement from 2004, when the industry-wide labour agreement expires, until 2010. Abitibi wants to shut down one of its two machines in Iroquois Falls to reduce its operating costs. Mill workers were told to either accept cost-cutting concessions or the mill's No. 1 paper machine will be closed and more than 200 workers will lose their jobs.
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Abitibi seeks concessions from union
By: Northern Ontario Business Staff