AbitibiBowater May Restart Dolbeau Mill After Workers Endorse Contract Changes
AbitibiBowater is considering reopening a second shuttered Quebec paper mill after unionized workers in Dolbeau-Mistassini (Quebec, Canada) unanimously agreed to change their contracts. The Montreal-based company now needs to secure a government supply of fibre for at least five years and then address energy issues at the mill.
Some 240 workers were employed at the mill’s two specialty grade commercial printing machines when production stopped in June 2009. It was permanently closed a year later, along with a newsprint mill in Gatineau.
As was the case in Gatineau, workers agreed to some sub-contracting of mechanics and workshop functions and other changes