Weyerhaeuser Employees Rally For Public Support
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 16:57
Approximately 24 Weyerhaeuser employees attended a press conference in Prince Albert today, outlining their concerns over the impending closure of the local mill.
On January 8th, 99 employees will be the first ones to receive pink slips as the Prince Albert pulp and paper mill prepares to shut down permanently.
The workers are outraged by Weyerhaeuser’s decision not to include the plant’s paper-making machinery in any potential deal.
They feel it will limit opportunities for outside investors and they had hoped everyone’s job would be safe.
Leaders with the Communications, Energy and Paperworker’s Union of Canada are calling on members of the public to make political noise, so that the mill can be saved.