More than 550 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar Pulp Mill and Woodlands operations have ratified new collective agreements in overwhelmingly positive votes held late last night of 80 and 97 per cent in favour.
“We’re proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor’s Eastern Canada pulp and paper pattern,” said Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor. Unifor established the Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper pattern last year when it reached an agreement with Resolute Forest Products.
“Our members at Domtar not only resisted all concession demands once again, but they also achieved key improvements, including increases in their wages and benefits,” said Stephen Boon, Unifor National Representative.
Key elements of new Domtar Mill and Woodlands deals: