Forestry

With more than 22,100 members, workers in the forestry sector workers make up one of the largest membership categories of Unifor. The forestry sector includes workers in sawmills, OSB plants, panel board plants, pulp and paper mills, packaging, logging and silviculture.

Forestry Council Executive meets in person to tackle big questions for the sector

Members of the Forestry Council Executive met in person for the first time in more than two years to prepare for upcoming sector challenges and opportunities and planning the upcoming Forestry Council ahead of Convention in August.

“Unifor represents forestry workers from coast to coast, and each environment and region has its own unique challenges,” said Yves Guérette, Chair of the Unifor Forestry Council. “From invasive species and increasing wildfires to protecting wildlife and habitats, forestry can be part of many solutions if implemented and practiced wisely.”

Northern Pulp workers abandoned by government, company

HALIFAX— Unifor is disappointed by Northern Pulp parent company Paper Excellence’s decision not to make a special pension payment for its workers in today’s British Columbia Supreme Court filing.

Unifor and PPWC reach pattern deal with Canfor

PRINCE GEORGE-Two of the country’s largest pulp and paper unions, Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), have reached a tentative deal with Canfor that establishes the pattern for Western Canadian forestry.

Four Unifor members die in matter of days

Four Unifor members in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick passed away in less than a week, with at least three of the deaths work related and two due