Port Hawkesbury workers will vote this week. Union recommends ‘yes’ vote
The workers of the former NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia have decided to vote on their offer from Pacific West Commercial Corp.
Some improvements have been made to the offer, including sections that cover seniority rights and vacation pay.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union is recommending that the workers accept the offer that will see just 229 unionized employees return to work with the new owner.
Voting will be held Monday and Tuesday. Pacific West Commercial Corp. has asked that they have a final answer by Thursday.
Archie MacLachlan, who sits on the union’s executive, compared the vote to having a gun to their heads. He said if they don’t accept, he’s convinced the mill will close for good.
Union recommends NewPage mill workers accept offer (CBC)
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