click for full text: CMAW Bulletin #1 - May 1, 2006
Pulpmill agreement achieves parity with other trades
As a construction member in one of our BC Local Unions, you may have heard about an innovative new collective agreement for contracted work at the four Catalyst Pulp and Paper mills on Vancouver Island and at Powell River that guarantees more work for our members.
This five-year all-employee agreement between our CMAW partner union CEP Local 470 and JVD Mill Services Inc. is for all contracted work, for all trades, at the Catalyst operations in Powell River, Port Alberni, Elk Falls (Campbell River) and Crofton.
JVD Mill Services has signed an exclusive business arrangement with Catalyst to perform construction work normally contracted out in their mills on Vancouver Island. This new relationship between Catalyst and JVD flows from a Catalyst demand that contracting costs be reduced or some of its operations may close.