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WFP: Meetings Rescheduled with Independent Mediators and USW

General News

Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western” or the “Company”) announced that independent mediators Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers today informed the Company and the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (“USW”) that due to personal circumstances, meetings between the parties will resume next week. The parties have agreed to a media blackout during this mediation process.

The strike, which commenced on July 1, 2019, affects all the Company’s USW certified manufacturing  and timberlands operations in British Columbia, impacting approximately 1,500 of the Company’s hourly employees and approximately 1,500 employees working for the Company’s timberland operations and contractors.

About Western Forest Products Inc.

Western is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global softwood markets. With operations and employees located primarily on the coast of British Columbia and Washington State, Western is a premier supplier of high-value, specialty forest products to worldwide markets. Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four remanufacturing facilities. The Company sources timber from its private lands, long-term licenses, First Nations arrangements, and market purchases. Western supplements its production through a wholesale program providing customers with a comprehensive range of specialty products.


Susan Dolinski – Vice President Corporate Affairs – (604) 648-4556

Source: Western Forest Products Inc.