International Forest Products (Interfor) purchased the Pope and Talbot Sawmill in Castlegar in 2010 after P&T closed the mill indefinitely in 2008. The mill was restarted in late 2010 and now employs 154 USW employees. Interfor bargains independently with the USW.
Please click on the links below for Committee contact information; your collective agreement; as well as a grievance form and fact sheet.
Interfor Castlegar Committee
Interfor Castlegar Collective Agreement 2013-18
Interfor Castlegar Job Posting Supplement
Interfor Castlegar Overtime Agreement
Interfor Castlegar Memorandum of Agreement - February 2014
Interfor Castlegar 12-hour Continuous Alternate Shift Agreement - 2011
IFLRA Job Evaluation Website
USW Members at Interfor Castlegar and Grand Forks ratify new agreement -Press Release is here.
UPDATE: TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH INTERFOR - The bargaining leaflet for the membership ishere.
UPDATE: The agreement has been ratified by the Interfor Castlegar USW members by an healthy margin. The final update ishere.
Following four days of bargaining the USW 1-405 bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with Interfor covering the Interfor Castlegar Sawmill. The agreement is thepattern agreement modeled after deals reached with Canfor and the I.F.L.R.A. along with some important Local Issues that were resolved including the affected members bargaining back their vacation entitlement along with 50% of the vacation pay entitlement that was lost to those members who lost their seniority resulting from the Pope and Talbot ownership shuttering the mill for three years (2007-2010) before Interfor purchased the mill in 2009, only to not re-open the mill until after the majority of the workers ran out of seniority after two years. Just over 50 employees were hired back when the mill was re-opened after being purchased by Interfor. The 140 members at Interfor Castlegar will vote on the package March 10 in Castlegar. The latest bulletin ishere.
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