Talks didn’t last long in the latest attempt to get a deal done between Western Forest Products and the union representing its striking 3,000 workers.
WFP issued a statement Tuesday saying, “after resuming discussions with the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (“USW”) on a new collective agreement, negotiations have reached an impasse and no future mediation dates have been scheduled at this time.”
Negotiations through mediation resumed Monday.
Union members walked off the job July 1.
On Facebook, United Steelworkers local 1-1937 said, “It is very unfortunate that WFP chose to come to mediation this week and spent two days of talks, without moving on one single issue.”
The union added WFP continues “to maintain concessions on contracting out that would completely undermine members job security and refuse to address the memberships need to have a say in unsafe, family disrupting alternate shifts that they can and do impose.”