Wokers at Tembec's Temiscaming Mill Ratify New Labor Deal
July 26, 2010 - Tembec said that union workers at its Temiscaming pulp mill (Quebec) have voted in favor of a new, five-year collective labor agreement.
Some 680 unionized employees — members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union — ratified the new labor pact over the last week.
"Our Temiscaming facility is one of the key sites for our company and the ratification of this new agreement represents an important milestone," said James Lopez, Tembec's president and CEO.
"This new, long term agreement represents a key element of our long term plan for Temiscaming and demonstrates the commitment of our employees to improving the competitive position of the operations near term and to achieving critical operational and cost improvements required to support the pursuit of significant upgrades to the site," Lopez added.