Over 200 Domtar employees have accessed Action Centre

By Tom Sasvari
The Manitoulin Expositor
December 20, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

ESPANOLA, Ontario —Having been in place for about six weeks, the Unifor (Domtar) Action Centre has already been a benefit to laid-off employees of the Domtar Pulp and Paper company, a union representative told The Expositor after the grand opening of the centre last week. “I think we’re still far away from everyone now being employed,” stated Dustin Drouin, Unifor Local 156 president, after a funding announcement was made by the province at the grand opening of the action centre, held December 12. …“We have had 215 employees that have had needs come through the action centre,” said Mr. Drouin. The Ontario government is investing $426,000 in the new action centre to help the 484 pulp and paper workers impacted by the Domtar layoffs in Espanola get back to work quickly. Mr. Drouin added that the action centre will remain open until October 31, 2024.


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