Canadian Manufacturing

Tembec workers in Quebec reject final offer

Unifor says the vote also acts as a strike mandate for employees at the forest products facility



TEMISCAMING, Que.—Unionized workers at the Tembec Inc. forest products facility in Temiscaming, Que., have rejected the employer’s last offer.

Unifor says the vote by members of Local 233 was 94 per cent against and that the result also serves as a strike mandate for the union.

Unifor says its wants a solution at the bargaining table, but warns the vote shows the commitment of members to act if the employer remains “intransigent.”

The company had issued its final offer on Nov. 7

Union representatives say they do not want to comment further, to avoid interfering with the negotiations.

Tembec employs more than 600 people at the Quebec facility which manufactures pulp, paper and cellulose specialties.

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