Resolute employees out of work after contractor shuts down
Workers, union hope layoff will be short; company says it's working to minimize impact
More than 40 Resolute Forest Products employees are hoping they'll be back to work soon after a contractor they were working with ceased operations.
The employees, all members of the company's woodlands division, were working with a company called Marcri Logging.
However, the workers were told on November 17 that Marcri Logging was ceasing operations, and there was no more work for them as a result.
United Steelworkers Local 1-2010, which represents the employees, told CBC News it is "working hard to get them back to work," but added it's a complicated situation when company employees are working for a contractor.
Resolute, meanwhile, said it is "working to minimize the impact on our employees," but wouldn't comment on discussions with the union.
Calls to Marcri Logging were not returned.