Tembec Reaches Agreement with Workers at Matane Pulp Mill

Aug. 18, 2011 - Tembec reached a settlement with its Matane (Quebec, Canada) high-yield pulp mill employees who, last night, voted to end the strike.

Employees will return to work gradually as of August 22 and operations are expected to resume on September 11, Tembec said.

Production at the Matane mill has been suspended since May 10, 2011.

The settlement covers a 7-year agreement that will expire in October 2016.

The plant in Matane employs 143 people, of which 99 are unionized and ships to customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Its production capacity is 250,000 tonnes per year.

SOURCE: Tembec