As most are aware the USW has successfully pattern bargained in BC for more than 60 years. USW members from sites across the southern interior and northern BC submitted resolutions to the wage and contract conference to be reviewed and democratically endorsed as bargaining proposals. After proposals are exchanged your committee meets to decide which employer appears prepared to negotiate a new agreement which will be taken to all employer groups.
The Interior Wage and Contact Conference for the main forest sector will be held in Kamloops, BC, March 20th to March 21st.
A new WOOD MARKETS/FEA Five Year Softwood Lumber Forecast projects continued shifting markets and prices throughout 2018, due to US duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber exports.