Monday, January 26, 2009

Fears of chemical spill spur province to take over B.C. mill

read full article: Globe and Mail
The mill is currently down to 37 unionized employees and 13 staff, owed three and five weeks' pay, respectively, according to Local 1092 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. The company also owes about $400,000 in electricity bills and another $300,000 in gas bills, the union said.

And Mr. White has seemingly walked away from the company, leaving the job of director to a person based in Slovenia, according to a local report.

Mr. White, also involved in Alberta and B.C.-based real estate ventures, could not be reached for comment Sunday, but he was not part of negotiations over the weekend, the union said.

“The guy has all these dreams,” said Carl Bernasky, Local 1092 president, “… and then he turns around and can't make payroll.”

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