USW/CONIFER to resume talks in September

After receiving a 93 per cent strike mandate from United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 members, the USW negotiating committee will resume bargaining with the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations (CONIFER) next month.

Bargaining is scheduled for September 17-19, and for the following week starting September 24. CONIFER represents operations in Houston, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Prince George, Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Quesnel and Williams Lake.

Talks between the two sides broke down in July, which prompted the strike vote.