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New labour deal for Domtar Dryden workers

More than 550 unionized employees at Domtar’s pulp mill and woodland operates voted in favour of new four-year deals on April 30.
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More than 550 unionized employees at Domtar’s pulp mill and woodland operates voted in favour of new four-year deals on April 30.

More than 550 unionized employees at Domtar’s pulp mill and woodland operates voted in favour of new four-year deals on April 30.

Unifor said maintenance, production and office employees voted 97 per cent in favour of the new deal with harvesting, trucking and chipping employees in the woodlands operations voting in favour by an 80 per cent margin. 

"We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper pattern," said Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor.

Unifor established the Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper pattern last year when it reached a new collective agreement with Resolute Forest Products.

"We are pleased that Unifor's Dryden mill and woodlands members not only resisted all concession demands once again, but they also achieved key improvements, including enhanced wages, benefits and contract language" added Stephen Boon, Unifor national representative.

Top woodlands pay will increase to $36 an hour with top pulp mill pay reaching about $41 an hour by the final year of the deals. 



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