Unifor supports the prioritization of workers’ pensions in Northern Pulp agreement

Cision Newswire
May 23, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Unifor welcomes news that fully funding the workers’ pension plan is part of the agreement reached between the Province of Nova Scotia and Paper Excellence, the parent company of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou, N.S. “Unifor members of Local 440 at Northern Pulp have endured uncertainty over their future and their retirement funds for years now, and it’s imperative both parties to the agreement offer the basic respect to retirees and former employees by fully funding the pension plan,” said Unifor Atlantic Regional Director Jennifer Murray. “Hearing Premier Houston speak of the workers’ pension funding being personally important to him gives us confidence the pension will be a priority.” The union will watch closely as the company conducts its feasibility study on the relocation of the pulp mill to another location in Nova Scotia.

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