Unifor welcomes new plans for beleaguered B.C. forestry sector

By Unifor
Cision Newswire
February 16, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, BC — Unifor welcomes the B.C. government’s new plans to double the B.C. Manufacturing Jobs Fund and to support job growth across the province. “Today, the BC NDP demonstrated a serious commitment to building a bright future for forestry workers in the province, which also serves as a positive example for the forestry sector across the country,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “That funding for job growth is coupled with a firm commitment to protecting old-growth forests and a full partnership with First Nations demonstrates they’ve been listening to us.” …Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s Western Regional Director… “We are hopeful the doubling of the Manufacturing Jobs Fund and improving fibre access will help restart mills, bring back some of the 45,000 or more jobs lost in the sector, and help our rural communities thrive again.”

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