According to the WFP communication, the new agreement also provides for improvements in health and social protection and clarifies the implementation of Western drug and alcohol policy. The press release states that Western has maintained its management rights for the operation of alternative positions, while accepting an improved job verification process. Western is an integrated forest products company that develops a margin-based wood and wood business to compete successfully in global softwood markets. With companies and employees located primarily on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington State, Western is a leading supplier of high-quality forest products products to global markets. Western has a wood capacity of more than 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four reprocessing plants. The company derives wood from its private property, long-term licenses, First Nations agreements and market purchases. Western complements its production with a wholesale program that offers customers a full range of special products. This press release contains statements that may represent forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Readers are cautioned not to improperly rely on forward-looking statements. All statements mentioned above, in the absence of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements and may be identified by the use of words such as “will,” “may,” “expect” and similar references to future periods. While such statements reflect management`s current beliefs, expectations and reasonable assumptions, it is not possible to guarantee that forward-looking statements are correct and that actual performance or actual results may vary materially. There are many factors that could lead to significant differences between our actual results or our performance, including strike activities, the inability to predict the results of such activity, the ratification of a preliminary agreement, the date when it may be time to resolve a dispute, a change in the company`s financial position, general economic conditions and other factors mentioned in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section of our MD-A in our February 12 Annual Report. , 2019.
In a statement today, Brian Butler, president of ETC Local-1937, said the details of the agreement would not be released until union members have a chance to review and vote on the terms of the agreement. No date has been set, but Butler said he hoped it would happen “in due course.” Western Forest Products and united Steelworkers Local 1-1937 announced today that they have agreed to the terms of an interim collective agreement. “With the support of Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers, we have reached a fair and equitable agreement that balances the needs of our employees and our business,” said Don Demens, President and CEO of Western. “This was a particularly difficult time, and I am pleased that the efforts of all stakeholders have allowed us to find common ground.” The agreement has yet to be ratified by members of the United Steelworkers. The Union Bargaining Committee has indicated that it will recommend that its members accept it. “I`m delighted that they`ve reached an agreement,” said the mayor, who also said it would take time for people and businesses in the region to get back on their feet. United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 represents 6,100 men and women in a variety of occupations, including the forestry industry, throughout the coastal bc region. Don Demens, president and CEO of Western Forest Products, called the agreement “fair and equitable” in a press release and said it balances the needs of employees and the company. “We are working hard to get our forests to support B.C. By processing our protocols here on the coast and maximizing value for municipalities.