End of labour dispute for Unifor workers at WestRock in La Tuque

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Westrock member voting in a unit meeting.

La Tuque, QC - Members of Unifor Locals 530 and 27Q working for WestRock in La Tuque, Quebec, voted in favour of the mediator’s proposed settlement presented to them Monday at a general meeting, bringing an end to their labour dispute.  

The new contract is for four years and includes wage increases totaling 11.75% over the duration of the collective agreement. It also includes an increase in the employer’s contribution to medical and dental insurance, an increase in life insurance and long-term disability insurance premiums, the addition of a premium for night shifts and several other gains. 
“I salute the determination of the members, who had the courage to stand up to their employer in an unprecedented economic context,” said Quebec Director Daniel Cloutier.

The members of Locals 530 and 27Q had voted for a 24-hour strike mandate on November 29, after which the employer declared a lockout.  

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