Skeena Sawmills in Terrace lays off its staff amid operational challenges

By Viktor Elias
The Terrace Standard
September 7, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

TERRACE, BC — Skeena Sawmills has laid off most of its Terrace workforce as of Sept. 6, citing a shutdown due to continuing financial and operating difficulties. It’s the latest blow to workers who have gone through intermittent openings and closures stretching back into 2021, but this time the company has issued official lay notices in line with its collective agreement with the United Steelworkers Union. In a letter exclusively obtained by The Terrace Standard, Skeena Sawmills General Manager Lionel Chabot thanked workers for their understanding and wished them well. …Up to 150 people are affected by this latest closure. It is not immediately known how the adjacent sister pellet plant, Skeena Bioenergy, will be affected. The last extended closure took place in late 2022 and ended earlier this year when logs once more began to be delivered to the mill.

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