Unionized workers at Domtar's Kamloops, British Columbia, pulp mill ratify new five-year contract; members to get lump-sum payments of C$3,750 in first two years, followed by wage increases of 2%, 2.5% and 3%

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia , October 10, 2012 () – Unionized workers at the Domtar pulp mill have ratified a new contract.

Murray Matheson, president of Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Local 10b, said the new agreement received 87 per cent approval from members during a vote on Tuesday, October 9.

Matheson said the majority of Domtar’s union members took part in the vote.

“There was a big turnout again,” he said.

The five-year deal is based on agreements first negotiated by Canfor workers in Northern B.C.

It will see members get lump-sum payments of $3,750 in the first two years, followed by wage increases of two, 2.5 and three per cent.

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