Members of Unifor Local 1403 at Canadian Kraft Paper in The Pas, Manitoba have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that will reverse the wage rollbacks agreed to in 2016 as part of a temporary arrangement to help save the mill.
"Unifor members played a pivotal role in the strategy to keep good jobs in The Pas," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "It was important that the new contract reflect our members' role in the sustainabilty of this facility."
Highlights of the new agreement include a 16% wage increase over the term of the contract, skilled trades bonuses, and benefits improvements.
"My congratulations to the bargaining committee at Local 1403. Their long-term planning has both helped keep the facility operational and secured fair wages for members," said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director.