(Montreal) Unifor union members who work for Resolute Forest Products have ratified the tentative agreement reached with the employer.

Unifor, one of the major unions affiliated with the FTQ, evokes a ratification “with satisfaction”, but did not want to give a percentage of acceptance of the agreement in principle.

The agreement concerns some 525 workers who are covered by a dozen collective agreements.

They work on forestry activities in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Abitibi, Mauricie and Côte-Nord regions, Unifor said Thursday.

In this field, which includes sawmills and pulp and paper, it is traditional for the union to negotiate a standard contract with a major employer in the sector, then to negotiate subsequently to obtain the same working conditions with other employers. of the sector.