Elk Falls Workers

Campbell River B.C.

Cost savings meetings

June 22: The standing committee was in Vancouver today to present a  $80 dollar a ton proposal to the company executives. We presented our plan in front of the CEO along with local 630. The company listened to what we presented and  asked some questions on some of the details. They then thanked us for our presentation and promised to take a good look at it and get back to us as soon as they could.

Update: June 30
We received a call today informing us that Company representatives will be in town on Thursday July 2, to give a formal response to our proposal       –    Ian

Update: July 2
630/1123 met jointly with the Company today to hear their response to our $80/ton proposal. They said that while our proposal was similar to other Locals, and even offered greater cost savings in some areas, it simply isn’t enough. Our Committee is going to meet tomorrow after which we’ll post a detailed report from the meeting with the Company.   Ian

July 2, 2009 - Posted by | - $80 Ton Updates


  1. dan have you heard anything back fron garneau and the boys regarding the proposal the union put out to them? thanks jim.

    Comment by jim winnig | June 28, 2009 | Reply

    • There hasn’t been a word from the Vancouver office since we made our presentation to them last week. Which isn’t that hard to believe – this coming week is another milestone in the ongoing tax wars between Catalyst and the municipalities, and to make any comment on restarting $80/ton meetings with our local would take away from the headlines of only paying $1.5 million of their taxes.

      If and when we do hear something, you can rest assured that we will post something here on the blog.

      Comment by Ian | June 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank You Dan, I truly appreciate the work you and the rest of the wage commitee are doing to try and get us back to work, and for keeping us updated in this way. I just found this BLOG today, but have bookmarked it for future checking. I look forward to hearing what the company response is.

    Comment by Dave Ashcroft | June 23, 2009 | Reply

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