Is it crisis time at Trenton’s Norampac plant?
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, Apr 10th, '12 - 5:38 pm
7pm update: Meeting today at request of Norampac management, who asked for another vote by the union on it’s latest contract offer made on March 14th. Union vote was 72 percent in favor of again rejecting the offer. Details on contract offer not available. Further information expected from both sides tomorrow. Work continues normally at Norampac.
There was a big meeting between unionized employees and the management of the Norampac plant at Quinte West City hall today.
Sources say management made an offer, and the union held a vote. It’s not known what the results of the vote are at this time, or whether the vote could lead to a strike.
The over 100 unionized workers at the plant alongside the Trent River have been without a contract for some time, and relations with the company have been rocky for several years.
The high dollar is causing problems for Norampac in exporting it’s corrugated cardboard product.
Norampac spokesperson Genevieve Boyer says the company will issue a press release tomorrow(wednesday) outlining what it plans to do with the Trenton plant.
The local Norampac plant has historically offered some of the best paying private sector jobs in the Quinte region.