The BC Interior Bargaining Committee agreed to enter into bargaining with Canfor and after weighing all options decided it would be productive to attempt to negotiate a collective agreement.
The USW represents 12 of Canfor’s operations in the province of BC. The BC Interior Bargaining Committee is of the belief that recovery in the industry is inevitable and understands that our membership needs to be in a position to benefit from that recovery.
The BC Interior Bargaining Committee will be meeting late into the night in order to be prepared to proceed with bargaining in the morning.
Bargaining will continue Wednesday in Vancouver.
Source: USW BARGAINING BULLETIN #24, January 19 2010