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Strike at Halifax packaging company ends after union ratifies six-year deal


March 26, 2012
By PEM Magazine

HALIFAX — More than 100 unionized workers at a Halifax packaging company have signed a new collective agreement, ending a two-week strike.

Maritime Paper Products Ltd. says its employees returned to work today after ratifying a six-year contract that includes increases in pay and benefits.

In a statement, the company says the deal also resolves outstanding pension issues, though it did not elaborate.

The workers are members of Local 1530 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, and were without a contract since last May.


Maritime Paper Products manufactures corrugated cartons and other custom packaging.