Northern Pulp workers vote today
The unionized employees of Northern Pulp in Nova Scotia will be voting on a new contract today.
On May 28, 90% of the CEP Local 440 members voted down a tentative agreement and gave their union management a strike vote to strengthen their position at conciliation meetings on June 5.
The agreement being voted on today includes roll-backs, changes in contracting out language, and changes to vacation pay. Northern Pulp is aiming to reduce their costs so they can be more competitive with their competition.
If the workers reject this contract today, then they may strike, although no strike date has been set. The company also could lock them out.
175 employees work at the Northern Pulp mill.
Northern Pulp workers set to vote on agreement Wednesday (The News)
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