Resolute Forest Products Collective Agreement
We are committed to the process of collective bargaining and believe that taking into account the views of our employees and protecting their right to freedom of association are fundamental to our type of activity. At present, we do not have branches in countries where the right of workers to exercise freedom of association or to bargain collectively could be seriously threatened. Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, as well as business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information. “We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the Unifor leader, focused on the future,” said President and CEO Richard Garneau. This agreement allows Resolute to further improve productivity and offer good working conditions to our employees in several regions of Quebec and Ontario. The agreement will provide the model of 8,000 workers represented by Unifor in the primary pulp and paper sector east of the manitoba border. MONTREAL, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) announced today that an agreement in principle has been reached between Unifor and the company. The tentative agreement must be submitted to the union members for ratification and provides that the collective agreement will be renewed for four years. “The forest industry is the third largest export sector in Canada and accounts for 10 per cent of all our exports,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This contract ensures fairness for forestry workers, which in turn supports small communities across the region.” Employees` contributions are generally between 0 and 8% of their salary, but can reach up to 100% up to the legal limit on some sites.
Employer contributions are between 2.5 and 10% of the employee`s salary, depending on the location and the collective agreements in force. In total, about 15,000 forest plant employees will be affected by the model agreement, Unifor said. “We are delighted to have reached an agreement before the expiry of the treaty, which indicates our cooperation. Looking to the future, we have improved operational stability by focusing together on improving the efficiency and overall competitive position of these plants,” said Yves Laflamme, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our ongoing partnership between the union and management serves the interests of our employees, customers, shareholders and a number of other stakeholders.” MONTREAL, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Unifor members voted 74 per cent in favour of the preliminary agreement with Resolute Forest Products, which will establish the model agreement for the pulp and paper industry in Eastern Canada. This agreement brings together nearly 2,000 employees in 11 Resolute pulp and paper mills, consisting of quebec plants in Amos, Baie-Comeau, Dolbeau, Gatineau, Kénogami, Laurentide and Saint-Félicien, as well as Ontario plants in Fort Frances, Iroquois Falls, Thorold and Thunder Bay. . . .