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Vancouver Island forestry workers now voting on ending strike

CTV News Vancouver Island
February 13, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA — Thousands of striking forestry workers will cast ballots over the next two days in a vote that could mark the end of a historic labour dispute. The United Steelworkers union …has been engaged in a nearly eight-month strike with Western Forest Products. USW Local 1-1937 president Brian Butler would not comment on the voting process, but did tell CTV News Vancouver Island that his bargaining committee is recommending members accept the deal.  On Monday, a tentative deal to end the strike was reached between the union and WFP, meaning a vote in favour of the agreement by union members would end the bitter dispute. …On Friday, union members will vote in Port McNeill, Gold River and Campbell River.  Ballots will be tabulated through the night and a decision could come as early Saturday morning, according to the union.

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