Nearly 250 Unifor members working at the Kruger pulp and paper mill in Newfoundland and Labrador have voted to ratify a new four-year collective agreement.
“After staring down Donald Trump in a campaign against unfair tariffs, Unifor members in forestry continue to achieve victories,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
The new contract at Kruger reflects the Unifor eastern pulp and paper pattern first adopted at Resolute earlier this year. It includes wage increases of two per cent in the first two years and 2.5 per cent in the final two years of the agreement.
In addition to the pattern, the agreement increases vision care coverage, introduces massage benefits, and supplements the existing defined benefit pension plan. The employer has also agreed to contribute to Unifor’s Canadian Community Fund.
“The Kruger mill is critical to the Corner Brook local economy,” said Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director. “This collective agreement helps to provide ongoing good and stable employment for the region.”
Unifor represents five locals at the mill: 57-N, 58, 64, 96, and 242.