Western Forest Products Inc (“Western”) and the Public and Private Workers of Canada, Local 8 (“PPWC”) have reached a new collective agreement for Western’s Value Added Division, located in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada. The new 8-year agreement covers approximately 70 hourly employees and commences October 15, 2021.
“We are pleased to have collaboratively addressed employee and business needs,” said Don Demens, President and CEO, Western Forest Products. “The new collective agreement provides market competitive wages and benefits to attract, retain, and recognize our employees at the Value-Added Division, who are a critical part of supplying high-value coastal wood products to our customers around the world”.
Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global softwood markets.