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Atlantic Packaging`s approximately 65 employees are the most recent to achieve these increases made last year by Unifor with an agreement with Resolute Forest Products. Last February, Unifor pledged to negotiate wage and performance increases for workers in Eastern Canada`s forest sector, after saying the sector was largely profitable again due to several years of sacrifice and cuts in workers. Atlantic Packaging`s approximately 65 employees are the most recent to achieve these increases made last year by Unifor with an agreement with Resolute Forest Products. «Local 1894 members have been very pleased with this agreement, especially given the insecurity in the sector and the loss of land for workers in recent years,» said Mike Kachurowski, Unifor National Representative. Unifor members of Atlantic Packaging have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new collective agreement that will increase wages and benefits, according to the union countries. The new agreement provides for salary increases of 2% each year of the contract. . . . In addition to a $1,000 signing bonus, workers receive enhancements to their dental, visual and long-term programs, as well as other monetary positions, such as boot allowances, shift bonuses and severance pay, Unifor says. «The model Unifor is establishing in the forest industry is generating strong economic gains and significant progress for workers across the country,» said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. .

Unifor is Canada`s largest union in the private sector and represents more than 305,000 workers. . Unifor is Canada`s largest union in the private sector and represents more than 305,000 workers. It was created on Labour Day weekend 2013, when Canadian autoworkers and unions merged communications, energy and paper workers. . . .