United SteelWorkers Issue Strike Notice to Northern British Columbia Sawmills

United SteelWorkers Issue Strike Notice to Northern British Columbia Sawmills

A strike would impact Tolko operations in both Quesnel and Williams Lake, as well as the West Fraser planer operation in the Lake City, Dunkley Lumber and other operations in Prince George, Houston, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie and Fort St. John, according to My Cariboo Now Wednesday.

The union representing roughly 2,000 forestry workers in Northern BC, including Quesnel and Williams Lake, has issued 72-hour strike notice. Brian O’Rourke, the President of the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017, said to My Cariboo Now that decision was made after five days of talks with a Mediator broke down on Friday.

O’Rourke says despite the strike notice, they are still willing to go back to the bargaining table.

Madison’s will provide more updates on this critical development as we get them.

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Strike Notice Issued At Mills In Quesnel And Williams Lake

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