Unifor reaches four-year tentative agreement with Catalyst Paper
19 June 2018
A new four-year tentative agreement has been reached between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing approximately 750 workers in British Columbia, Canada.
“This agreement achieves the pattern bargaining goals that Unifor set for the western pulp sector, which is helping to raise standards across the board,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "I congratulate the bargaining committee on obtaining a fair deal in these very challenging times for the Canadian pulp and paper industry.”
In March, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 22% anti-dumping duty on products produced by Catalyst Paper, threatening its B.C. mills. Unifor has been active in the campaign to support the Canadian pulp and paper industry, calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stop these unfair duties and support the communities affected by Donald Trump's bully tariffs.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse papers such as coated freesheet, coated one side (C1S), flexible and industrial packaging, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, as well as market pulp.