EACOM-UNIFOR Reach Agreement
The Val d’Or sawmill workers’ union and Matagami-Unifor and the management of EACOM Timber Corporation are pleased to announce the ratification of their new four-year collective agreements.
In the spirit of collaboration and respect, eaCOM’s values, this new convention allows for innovative and winning solutions. In the current pandemic environment, this agreement also helps to secure workers, their families and their communities.
“Both parties demonstrated openness and flexibility on several issues from the beginning of the discussion,” said Kevin Edgson, President and CEO of EACOM. “This new agreement will continue the path to competitiveness of our plants in Val d’Or and Matagami and make them engaging workplaces.”
“We welcome this ratification, the unequivocal results of which demonstrate the appreciation of the members. We are working with the company on various alternatives to improve the efficiency of the Matagami plant,” commented Renaud Gagné, Quebec director of the Unifor union.
EACOM employs 200 people at its Val d’Or plant and regional administrative centre, and 80 at its Matagami plant, 100 of whom are affiliated with the Unifor Workers’ Union. In addition to providing quality wood to North American builders and renovators, the Val d’Or and Matagami sawmills supply Sullivan’s second processing plant and Sault Ste. Marie’s I-truss plant within the company.
About EACOM Timber Corporation
EACOM Timber Corporation is one of Canada’s leading wood products companies. Its activities include the manufacture, marketing and distribution of value-added lumber and wood products, as well as the development of forest resources. EACOM has seven sawmills, a second processing facility and an “I”-engineered wood truss plant and employs more than 1,200 workers. The company is committed to investing in sustainable forest management, technological advances and improving the knowledge of its employees. Visit our website at www.EACOM.ca and follow us on Twitter @EACOM Timber Co.
Unifor is the largest private sector union in Quebec and Canada representing more than 315,000 members in all sectors of the economy. Unifor advocates for all workers and their rights. It fights for equality and social justice at home and abroad and aspires to bring about progressive change for a better future. In Quebec, Unifor represents nearly 55,000 members and is affiliated with Quebec’s largest trade union centre, the Quebec Federation of Workers (“FTQ”).
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Source: EACOM Timber Corporation