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Hammond Closure News

DEVASTATING NEWS OF CLOSURE CAUSES UNION ACTION On September 3rd, 2019, in a well orchestrated announcement, Interfor made a business decision to close its Hammond Cedar facilities. The overall plan includes “repatriation of working capital tied up at Hammond” and “monetization of related real estate,” according to a company statement. It is apparent the plan is to capitalize on the real estate value of the Hammond property and re-invest the capital elsewhere, more...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Joining Our Union

Frequently Asked Questions About Joining Our Union  Do you lose anything when you join the union? No Once a union applies for a certification vote, Section 45(1) (b) of the BC Labour Relations Code requires that all terms and conditions of employment are protected and cannot be changed for 12 months after certification without the union’s consent. That means that if the union gets a Yes vote, then bargaining...

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5th Annual Golf Tournament

GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Strike Vote

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Interfor Bargaining Update 5

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MEET TOM CONWAY

Thomas M. Conway International President Thomas M. Conway was elected by the International Executive Board to succeed retiring International President Leo W. Gerard as leader of the United Steelworkers (USW), the largest industrial union in North America, effective July 15, 2019. Previously, Conway served as International Vice President (Administration), a position he held since March 1, 2005, when he replaced Andrew “Lefty” Palm, who retired. Conway was re-elected four times,...

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Interfor Bargaining Update 4

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Interfor Bargaining Update 3

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Interfor Bargaining Update 2

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JAIL TIME

 JAIL TIME AND FINES ARE ALWAYS ON THE TABLE FOR WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS June 3, 2019 Ontario (Labour) v. New Mex Canada Inc., 2019 ONCA 30 The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) sets the rules that businesses in Ontario must follow to ensure the health and safety of their workers. It also sets the penalties that apply when these rules are broken. These penalties can be significant, including fines of up to $1.5 million per offence for corporations, plus...

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