Former Fraser Papers workers in Edmundston, New Brunswick, to launch Victims of Brookfield Assn. as part of awareness-raising campaign, aim to unite retired, active employees affected by Fraser Papers bankruptcy
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick
October 4, 2011
– On October 6th, workers of the former Fraser Papers plant will hold a news conference to officially launch the Victims of Brookfield Association as part of an awareness-raising campaign.
"The aim is to unite retired and active employees affected by the bankruptcy of Fraser Papers," said Clyde Winchester, president of the Edmundston Retirees Committee. "The Edmundston Association of Retirees and the Retirees Association of Thurso, Québec, have joined forces to form the Victims of Brookfield Association. "
Since Fraser Papers went bankrupt, retired and active employees have suffered a loss of over 30% of their pension plan.
"We support the work of our retirees in this fight, which affects not only the victims of Brookfield but also the victims of current Canadian corporate bankruptcy laws," said Dave Coles, CEP National President. "We will continue our work until Brookfield is brought to justice."
Other guests such as Michel Boudreau, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, will be on hand to bring their support to the campaign.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is the largest union in several key sectors of Canada's economy, including forestry, energy, telecommunications, and media.