Forestry company reaches deal with P.A. employees

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 15:57



Unionzed workers at the Prince Albert Pulp and Paper mill have ratified a new five-year deal.


Terms weren’t released but the contract runs through until 2008 while putting an end to recent labour unrest at the plant which had seen a strike vote occur within the last month alone.


Weyerhaeuser spokesman Wayne Roznowsky says management is happy a new framework agreement is in place, however it won’t affect proposed job-cuts announced earlier this year. “The reduction of the number of employees at Prince Albert Pulp and Paper will go ahead as planned” said Roznowsky. “We announced earlier this year that we’d be eliminating 120 hourly positions and 22 staff positions and that is going ahead as scheduled” added Roznowsky.


Roznowsky also noted the mill’s annual shutdown, usually held during the spring, will now likely be pushed back until September.