72-Hour Strike Notice Issued By Steelworkers, Local 1-2017

By Cheryl Jahn
October 3, 2018 - 3:01pm Updated: October 3, 2018 - 5:44pm

PRINCE GEORGE - About two thousand forestry workers in the region will be in a legal strike position at 8 a.m. Saturday after 72-hour strike notice was issued by the Steelworkers, Local 2017, this morning.

The mills in questions are Babine Forest Products, Canfor in Houston, Fort St. John, Isle Pierre and Prince George Conifex in Fort St. James and Mackenzie, Dunkley Lumber, Lakeland Mills, Tolko's Lakeview, Quest Wood and Soda Creek mills and West Fraser's Williams Lake Planer Mill.

The union says the bargaining unit for the mills, Conifer, is still asking for concession in time of record-breaking lumber prices and profits.


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