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The United Steelworkers (USW) union will soon be in a process of renegotiating collective agreements for approximately 11,000 forest industry workers in the BC Interior’s northern and southern regions. The majority of those workers are employed under the terms and conditions of collective agreements with two employer associations, and two major forest companies. There are also some small companies that the USW bargains pattern agreements with. The two major employer associations are the Council on Northern Interior Forest Employment Relations (CONIFER) and the Interior Forest Labour Relations Association (IFLRA). The two major forest companies are Canfor Corporation and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., which have USW mills mainly in the northern Interior. USW members are employed in sawmilling and planing, plywood and panel boards, and other related industries.


BC Coast USW Wood Council 2014 Bargaining Bulletins - Click to view in pdf format.

Bargaining Bulletin #7
Membership Ratifies 2014 WFP Memorandum of Agreement
Bargaining Update
An Agreement Worthy of Your Support - Vote Yes on the Ratification Ballot
Bargaining Update
WFP-USW Tentative Agreement Ratification (Balloting) Meeting Locations
Bargaining Bulletin #6
Tentative Settlement Reached With WFP - Local Unions Recommend Acceptance
Bargaining Bulletin #5
Getting Close To An Agreement With WFP
  BC Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Click to view.
  July 31, 2014
  BC Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Click to view.
  July 17, 2014
 BC Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Click to view.
  July 17, 2014
 BC Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Click to view.
  July 14, 2014
 BC Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Click to view.
  July 11, 2014

More 2014 BC Coast Wood Council Bargaining Bulletins available here.

2013 BC Interior Wood Council Bargaining Bulletins available here.

 

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