Frustrated that their members are home and out of work, unionized employees at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper held a protest at the mill’s gates early Tuesday morning.
More than 50 unionized Corner Brook Pulp and Paper employees took part in a quiet demonstration at the mill gates during the morning shift change Tuesday.
The protest was meant to draw attention to the number of contractors the paper company is employing after laying off several dozen unionized workers recently.
While most of the workers gathered at the main mill gate, a handful maintained a presence at the mill’s east gate, which is frequently used by contractors.
There was no disruption in the flow of traffic into the paper mill property as many contractors arrived to do scheduled maintenance in the steam plant area of the operation Tuesday.
The protest had been planned for some time and had nothing to do with the most recent controversy over pension plans. The demonstration, which started at 6:30 a.m. was over before the end of the shift change at 8 a.m.