United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 has completed its’ strike vote for operations affiliated with the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations (CONIFER).
This includes operations in Houston, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Prince George, Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Quesnel and Williams Lake.
Brian O’Rourke (President) said 1629 members voted and 1509 of them were in support of a strike.
“This represents a 93% overall strike mandate for our bargaining committee. Committee members will be meeting within the next week. We will also be discussing dates with the Employer Association to return to the bargaining table for meaningful negotiations.”
The membership has given a clear message - they want a fair negotiated agreement and they have given the bargaining committee the mandate to achieve this.
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Brian O’Rourke President