At UNIFOR LOCAL 76, we represent the Operators and Tradesman that are employed by Catalyst Powell River a Division of Paper Excellence. We are part of Unifor Canada which has over 300,000 members across Canada.
To learn more about UNIFOR LOCAL 76, , please call us at (604) 483-4130.
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Bargaining Update: June 14 2022 Wage Delegates meeting was held in Crofton to agree on Protocol for Bargaining with Catalyst Unions and Jim Dixon National
Catalyst Bargaining set to Begin in Nanaimo July 25 to 30 2022 Involving all Catalyst Unions as a group and combined vote as per our special meetings & vote. HR Richard Demchuk is the company lead.
Bargaining Update July 29, 2022
After one week of negotiations we are able to report, that negotiations have been respectful and are proceeding well.
Our next set of bargaining dates are on Aug 16, 17 2022 in Nanaimo.
Bargaining Update Aug 16, 2022
Your bargaining committee has hit an issue at bargaining that we are struggling to find a way around. Additional dates for bargaining have been schedule for September 12, 13, 2022
and we will keep you updated as we progress.
Your Unifor local 1, 76, 592, 686 and 1132 Bargaining Committees
SPECIAL MEETINGS on Wednesday Sept 21, 2022 3pm & 7pm Ratification vote
We will post an update here as per bargaining protocol
Still working in the Mill #20 this week numbers change from week to week based on task assignment. Wage Delegates will meet with Employer at Adjustment meeting on Dec 12, 2022. We will continue to meet and discuss work going forward on Contracting out issues to protect our rights to any and all work on the mill site!
Next Regular Meeting
May 10, 2023
April 12, 2023
Updated total combined #140 is new total of all Severed members the company has agreed to issue on April 28, 2023
If you wish to extend benefits for additional 3 months contact Cathy Lindenthaler or company portion will be paid out. CPP contributions, EI & Income TAX apply, with no RRSP provision. As per Act part 8 Section 64
Please attend the Union Meeting as new information is provided to make an informed decision.
We have started Payroll Reconciliation for Powell River on November 10, 2022. As we work through our list with employer of payroll issues and grievances. We are hoping it will not be an issue to collect Severance as the company has agreed with us and is working on resolving our issues. We have had discussions with Vince Lucas National Rep involvement with HR PE Curtis Jeffrey. We believe they are trying to treat us respectfully and fairly.
Mill Seniority as of Jan 2022
on Seniority Page
Look on the Job opportunities at Work BC job board for Info on who is hiring.
The HEO course starts by the end of September 26,2022 in Powell River and then Maple Ridge contact Kelly Sinclair 1-778-229-2155.
Second HEO Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program VIU course & Work BC
8 openings for full 17-week course 10 weeks essential skills training in Powell River
Oct 11 to Dec 16 in PR. Then to Ladysmith for 9 weeks Jan 2, 2023 to March 10, 2023. VIU Training facility Course certification in road builder & Heavy construction Foundation, and Heavy Equipment Operator of qualification and certificate of Apprenticeship. ITA recognized certificates.
Laptops provided to all participants.
Work clothes, PPE and school supplies provided
Following 8 weeks March 13, 2023 to May 5, 2023
Local Work Experience on Tla’amin Nation projects, clearing land for housing.
Contact Work BC Rob Hughes 604 414-5187 to access HEO program
starts Oct 11, 2022 to May 12, 2023
Emma Morgan-Thorpe Program Coordinator VIU 604-485-8051