Strike action approved by nine out of 10 union locals at Tembec's newsprint and bulk book paper mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario; unions said to be upset over forced concessions, can strike as of April 19

LOS ANGELES , April 11, 2012 () –

A strike looms over Tembec Inc.’s newsprint and bulk book paper mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario, after union members there voted in favor of strike action, reported Northern Ontario Business on April 11.

Workers can strike as of April 19, according to the mandate, which was approved by nine of the 10 unions voting on April 9. The workers are reportedly upset over more concessions they will be forced to make.

Mayor Al Spacek said he remains “optimistic” that some agreement can be reached without strike action, Northern Ontario Business reported.

The Kapuskasing mill has an annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes of newsprint and bulk book grades used in mass-market paperback books, according to Tembec’s website.

The primary source of this article is Northern Ontario Business, Sudbury, Ontario, on April 11, 2012.


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