Saturday, September 30, 2006

iuoe115.org report

Main page - Operating Engineers Local 115
It is amazing how much damage has been caused in the past few years by the fight between the Carpenters' international union and provincial council. I cannot see how this has benefited anybody in the building trades either.

In another incident, the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union Local 470 (with ties to the provincial Carpenters) signed a Pulp and Paper Survival Agreement with JVD Mill Services Inc. A brand new local signed a brand new agreement with a brand new company to do all the maintenance work which was traditionally done by building trades affiliates. Amazingly, this collective agreement, covering Catalyst's four mills on Vancouver Island and in Powell River, also prevents the Carpenters from working at these mills.

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