After in depth review of changes to West Frasers bargaining proposal, the USW Committee decided that West Fraser Presently represents the best chance of concluding a collective agreement.
In an interesting change of events Canfor has also requested an Exploratory meeting as they feel that the Bargaining committee might not fully understand Canfor’s position.
The Committee decided that it would only be fair to provide Canfor the same opportunity as it had West Fraser.
The USW Bargaining Committee has made itself available for most of January. We have provided these dates to West Fraser and will be forwarding our availability to Canfor as well.
Source: USW BARGAINING BULLETIN #22 December 18 2009