White Birch employees reject company's offer
With the future of their workplace on the line, employees of the White Birch paper mill in Quebec City voted last night to REJECT the latest -- and apparently the final -- contract offer from the company.
Workers voted massively against that offer - a 91% no vote.
The rejection leaves the future of the mill up in the air. Already under bankruptcy protection, it was closed December 9th for an indefinite period.
White Birch had been hoping to deliver a new collective agreement to a potential buyer, the Black Diamond investment fund.
Susan speaks with Michel Ouimet, executive vice president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' union, which represents the 600 workers at the White Birch mill.