Friday, October 31, 2014

Paper machine deal extended

Resolute Fort Frances Division and Unifor Locals 92 and 306 have agreed to extend a July manpower agreement allowing the #7 paper machine to now run up to Dec. 15.
“The original manning agreement was expected to conclude next week,” noted Unifor national representative Stephen Boon.

“But after a number of meetings with Resolute management over the last few weeks, both Unifor locals have now agreed to extend the original manning agreement by two months to assist the company in filling additional paper orders,” he said.
More than 40 Unifor members in Fort Frances have been working on the #7 paper machine temporarily since July.
“We have once again ensured the recall option continues to be 100 percent voluntary for laid-off Unifor members and does not negatively impact their seniority, future recall rights, or severance entitlements,” Boon said.

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