Montreal’s Resolute Forest Products are delighted with employee support for the renewal of collective agreements in Canada.
"We are delighted with the strong support expressed by our employees for the agreement entered into between Resolute and Unifor," said President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau. "This agreement will help us keep our Canadian pulp and paper mills competitive and preserves our position as a financially strong and reliable supplier for our customers,” said Richard Garneau, company president-CEO.
An agreement in principle was entered into between Unifor and the company on May 8 to renew the collective agreements for a four-year period.
In a news release, the company said the agreement was submitted and accepted by a strong majority of union members during the ratification process over the past few weeks in each mill covered by the agreement.
This agreement covers nearly 2,000 employees across 11 Resolute pulp and paper mills including Iroquois Falls and Thunder Bay.
“We are pleased to see that our employees and their union leaders appreciate the nature of the issues and challenges facing our company, such as accessing forest resources, controlling costs and challenging market dynamics for some of our end-use paper products,” said Garneau.