By: The Working Forest Staff
Vancouver – February 6, 2020 – David Elstone, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) issued the following statement in response to the government’s appointment of special mediators in the coastal forestry dispute, announced today.
“We are encouraged by today’s news and pleased that government has finally responded to the desperate pleas from impacted contractors, workers, and communities by taking action to assist in the resolution of the United Steel Workers and Western Forest Products strike.
“After eight months of this labour conflict with not substantive bargaining done, and what looked to have no potential end, it is time for greater pressure to get both parties to resolve their differences.”
“It is our hope that this action will bring a positive resolution for both parties so that more than 200 contractors and 3,000 workers can get back to work to support their businesses and families.”