Layoff notices on their way to Pine Falls workers
Now that the lock out has been declared over at Tembec‘s Pine Falls paper mill, layoff notices are on their way to the workers this week.
Once a worker receives their layoff notice, they are able to claim Employment Insurance benefits.
The employees are also enlisting the aid of the Community Unemployed Help Centre in Winnipeg to try to persuade Ottawa to pay them EI benefits retroactively to Sept. 1, when the lockout began.
Last week, the Manitoba Labour Board ended the lockout after agreeing to a union application for binding arbitration in the dispute. That forced the company to either reopen the plant or issue layoff notices.
Tembec announced during the lockout that it was putting the mill up for sale and had no intention of reopening it.
Mill workers getting layoff notices, lobbying for retroactive EI benefits (Winnipeg Free Press)
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