Employees say ‘No’ to final offer – Norampac Trenton to close by June
The closure announcement follows the rejection of the final offer made to the employees regarding the new collective agreement.
The closure of the mill will be effective no later than June 1, 2012.
Difficult negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement took place from May 2011 to March 2012 between Norampac’s management and the CEP union, following which the two parties were unable to come to an agreement.
Marc-André Dépin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Norampac, declared: “We are deeply disappointed that the Norampac – Trenton employees have turned down a positive and reasonable offer.”
“Despite substantial investments made by Cascades/Norampac to help increase its profitability, the Trenton mill has incurred significant losses over the years. These losses, combined with unacceptable labour relations, have left us with no other choice but to close the mill,” added Mr. Dépin.
Nearly 130 employees will be affected by this closure.
The Norampac – Trenton facility produces corrugating medium and has an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons.
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