Members of Unifor local 1403 have voted to ratify a new three year collective agreement with the employer Canadian Kraft Paper.
After three months of discussion the bargaining committee secured a contract that will improve the wages and working conditions and stability for The Pas and the mill. Other changes include an improved bereavement leave for 12 hour shift workers, a 10 percent training premium, improved paramedical benefits, and increased safety equipment allowance.
Unifor national president Jerry Dias would like to thank the hard work of the unifor members and says that Canadian Kraft Paper is a great example of how unions, employers, and the government can work together to help rural economies thrive. He added that Canadian Kraft Paper is critical to the economy of our region.