CEP National President Dave Coles urged workers to vote in favour of the company’s offer.
However, Kruger's heavy handed approach towards pressuring unionized employes at the Corner Brook Mill to comply with a request for more of their pension money may back fire on them.
CBC is reporting that the Communications Energy and Paperworkers union is not happy with the latest scare tactic and is fearful that the latest letter from the mil's owner may derail any goodwill that has been build over the past two weeks.
I heard the local CEP president on VOCM Backtalk yesterday. He was obviously dismayed with the pressure tactic from Joseph Kruger who send a letter to each union member telling them the future of the mill is squarely in their hands.
The extra pressure has not gone over well with the workers and their families who are feeling extreme pressure from the community, the company and the government to make further concessions to keep the mill open.
The mill employs roughly 500 people. Quebec based Kruger Inc.purchased the mill from Bowaters in 1984. The mill began operations in 1925 as the Newfoundland and Labrador Power and Paper Company.