UPM Raflatac and the Finnish Paperworker’s Union signed a business specific collective labour agreement on April 22, 2022. As a result, the Paperworker’s Union’s strike at the Tampere factory in Finland ended on the same day and employees returned to work on April 25. The production ramp-up has proceeded as planned. Production volumes reached normal levels during the first week after the strike. “We are pleased that a new business-specific agreement is now reached with the Finnish Paperworkers’ Union, enabling us to better serve our customers in the future. The agreement allows for additional production flexibility at our Tampere factory and gives us the ability to better respond to demand peaks. Increased capacity utilization also opens future opportunities for employment,” says Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) announces the ratification of a four-year labor agreement with the Unifor union covering 1,000 employees working in eight of the company’s Quebec sawmills, following an agreement-in-principle reached on July 15.
“We are pleased to have renewed the labor agreement with employees of this important business segment,” said Remi G. Lalonde, president and chief executive officer. “The collective agreement underscores their contribution to the company’s success and provides stability for our customers, communities and other partners.”
The collective agreements ratified on July 22 cover hourly employees represented by Unifor at Resolute’s Comtois, Girardville, La Doré, Maniwaki, Mistassini, Normandin, Outardes and Saint-Thomas facilities.