IFLRA Chooses to Final Offer USW Committee Instead of Negotiate
USW Locals 1-417, 1-423 and 1-405 spent May 15th and May 16th at the bargaining table attempting to negotiation in good faith with the IFLRA to conclude a collective agreement for the Southern Interior forest industry.
“USW Members at Questwood in Quesnel, were dealt a devastating blow on May 10th when Tolko announced the permanent closure of that operation which will be taking place in August”, said Local President Brian O’Rourke.
The 2nd Annual Convention of USW 1-2017 was held on the weekend of April 27 and 28th, 2019 at the Ramada, Prince George. Over 125 members from our vast geographical local began the weekend with an informative and entertaining education seminar “Investigations and Interrogations, Representing Members” on Saturday by Craig Bavis of Victory Square Law.
Following the rejection of the Memorandum of Agreement reached with CONIFER by the USW membership at the West Fraser – Williams Lake Planer; The USW 1-2017 Bargaining Committee met with West Fraser along with the spokesperson from CONIFER on May 6, 2019 in Williams Lake.