Tembec and its employees are continuing to talk in hopes of getting the 650 company employees currently on strike back to work.
The union began talks with Tembec officials on Friday and talks will continue throughout the weekend President of Unifor Local 233 Roger Gauthier told BayToday.ca Sunday morning.
According to the company’s website, the forest products manufacturer sent a letter to the Union on December 3rd inviting them to return to the negotiating table.
“The emails that were transferred back and forth Tuesday give me the indication that they’re ready to negotiate seriously, and we are as well,” said Roger Gauthier, president of Unifor Local 233 told BayToday.ca's Liam Berti on Thursday.
“Our workers deserve respect from the employers and now they’re seeing that we’re serious."
Roughly 650 unionized employees out of 850 Tembec workers walked off the job at the facility on Wednesday, November 27th after rejecting what was termed a “final offer” from Tembec by a 94 per cent vote.