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    PRINCE GEORGE-Two of the country’s largest pulp and paper unions, 国际赌城下注官网 and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), have reached a tentative deal with Canfor that establishes the pattern for Western Canadian forestry.

    “This deal establishes a strong pattern agreement for forestry workers in Western Canada, giving some additional security in what has been a tumultuous few years,” said Jerry Dias, 国际赌城下注官网 National President. “This deal should provide some certainty to employers as we work to navigate fibre access and other issues facing the forestry sector across the region.”

    国际赌城下注官网 and PPWC agreed to work together to set strong standards for pulp and paper workers through this round of collective bargaining. This agreement with Canfor covers 900 members at 国际赌城下注官网 Local 603 and 1133 and PPWC Local 9 in Prince George, B.C. Details will not be released until presented to members at ratification meetings but this four year deal includes wage increases, benefit improvements and provides workers with no concessions from their current agreement.

    “We are happy with this effort and believe this deal sets a positive and fair path forward for pulp and paper workers,” said Gary Fiege, PPWC President.

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    This round of bargaining sets the pattern for 5,500 members from 13 国际赌城下注官网 and five PPWC local unions in B.C. and Alberta, in a sector crucial to Canada’s economic recovery.

    PPWC is a union that represents thousands of forestry workers throughout British Columbia.

    国际赌城下注官网 is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

    For media inquiries, or to arrange interviews via Skype or FaceTime, contact: 国际赌城下注官网 National Representative in Communications Shelley Amyotte @email or 902-717-7491 or PPWC National President Gary Fiege: @email or 250-715-8320.

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