The U.S. Postal Service on November 16th filed for Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approval of five mailing promotional discounts to be offered in 2016, the first of which to begin on March 1, 2016. With only slight changes, the proposed promotions are largely the same as those offered for 2015. The USPS says the promotions are designed to encourage mailers and their printers to use new technology and tools "to leverage and build upon the implicit value of a physical mailpiece [to] drive response rates and the overall return on the mailer’s investment in mail."
Tembec and Unifor Local 233 have signed a Memorandum of Agreement and a Return to Work Protocol towards the settlement of the Collective Agreement at its Temiscaming Site, Quebec.
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the 650 unionized employees will vote on the four-year agreement that the Union negotiation committee intends to recommend unanimously. The Company will not comment on the Agreement until the Union membership has had the opportunity to vote.
The Temiscaming, Quebec industrial complex, which employs 850 people, comprises four main facilities manufacturing specialty pulp, high-yield pulp, multi-ply coated bleached board, phenolic resins and lignosulfonates.