Paper mill workers OK pact

Posted Aug. 13, 2009, at 11:06 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:43 a.m.

EDMUNSTON, New Brunswick — Fraser Papers Inc. says union workers at its Edmundston, New Brunswick, mill have ratified a three-year contract.

The pulp and energy complex, across the St. John River from Fraser’s Madawaska, Maine, mill, is expected to return to full operation by month’s end. Restart operations began earlier this week.

Members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Local 29 approved the contract Tuesday night. Fraser says it provides for a more competitive labor cost structure with future wage increases tied directly to the profits.

Fraser produces a broad range of specialty packaging and printing papers.