Tree Frog Forestry News

Contractors, workers pack room to talk to MLA about forest workers strike

By Troy Landreville
My Comox Valley Now
December 3, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The B.C. government needs to act now before it’s too late. That’s what North Island MLA Claire Trevena was told during an emotional meeting at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre today. Trevena invited contractors to share their thoughts on the impact that the forestry strike is having on the industry. The labour dispute between Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 has been going on since Canada Day. Bill Nelson is a partner with Holbrook Dyson Logging and said 68 workers and two office staff have been laid off as a result of the labour impasse.“We’ve got thousands of people out of work, affecting all sectors, now,” Nelson said. …“We can’t see how the implementations of some of the new initiatives that the government has placed on the land base are going to actually affect us… until we get working,” Nelson said. 

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