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650-worker strike closes Temiscaming lumber mill


December 1, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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Dec. 1, 2014 – Tembec — a pulp, paper and lumber producer — has ceased production at its Temiscaming, Que.-based lumber mill after 650 unionized workers went on strike late Nov. 26.

The company said the strike will delay the installation of a boiler and turbine at the mill, which was expected to be completed by mid-December.

The union and the company have been in negotiations since August 2014. A four-year collective agreement expired on Sept. 30.

It employs 3,500 employees and has annual sales of about $1.6 billion.

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— With files from The Canadian Press