Canadian Manufacturing

Tembec reaches four-year deal with striking Quebec workers

650 unionized employees at Temiscaming, Que., pulp, paper and cellulose mill have been on strike since Nov. 26



MONTREAL—Forest products maker Tembec Inc. said it has reached a four-year agreement with workers at its Temiscaming, Que., mill, ending a two-week strike at the facility.

The Montreal-based company said workers voted to end the strike Dec. 10, with plans for employees to “return to work gradually” starting Dec. 11.

Operations at the facility are expected to return to “normal” in the coming days, according to Tembec.

Some 650 employees at the mill, which produces pulp, specialty cellulose and chemicals, and coated bleached board, went on strike Nov. 26 after rejecting the company’s “final offer.”

The company announced it halted production on Nov. 28.

The work stoppage cost approximately $5 million, Tembec said, including “additional site security and access measures.”

Tembec said the four-year deal runs through September 2018.

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