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NEWS RELEASE · 16th May 2015
Kitimat Chamber of Commerse
Kitimat Chamber urges District of Kitimat and Unifor Local 2300 to reach settlement in contract negotiations

After many attempts over the past three months the Union representing municipal workers and the District of Kitimat has yet to reach an agreement to settle the current labour dispute.

The Kitimat Chamber was hopeful that the scheduled mediation sessions held earlier this week would result in a meaningful and equitable solution for both sides in these negotiations.

“This is a crucial time for Kitimat as developers, investors and business owners are planning and preparing for new industrial developments in the community” said Derick Stinson, Chair of the Kitimat Chamber. “The longer it takes to reach a fair, equitable and reasonable solution for both sides the longer it will take for the community to recover from this current labour dispute.”

The long term impact of this dispute is far reaching and the Kitimat Chamber urges both sides to make every possible effort to come to a resolution in order that we can all refocus our energies and strengths on building a strong and sustainable future for Kitimat.
How do we look to buisness world ?
Comment by Cem on 17th May 2015
If the union and the District of Kitimat can't come to an agreement...how does this look to outsiders wanting to do business here ? It's time to bring this all to an end.