OSB mill workers accept contract

Unionized employees at the Ainsworth Barwick OSB mill voted Friday to accept a proposed contract.
“We’re really happy about the contract being accepted,” mill manager Mark Alderson said this morning.
“We’ll work through some of the issues that resulted from the lengthy negotiations,” he added. “We’re really happy about moving forward with it now.”
The exact vote tally was not available.
The four-year contract, which is retroactive to Aug. 1, includes “enhancements to wages and benefits,” Alderson said.
The workers’ previous contract expired July 31.
The 130 OSB workers had voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action back on Sunday, Aug. 28, and were in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1.
However, the employees—members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union—decided not to strike as long as contract talks continued.