Dear Editor: It is crucial that cooler heads prevail in paper workers union in the vote on whether or not to accept the Kruger offer.
Kruger is not bluffing. We all know what happened in Grand Falls-Windsor and Stephenville.
Paper mills are closing everywhere. A rejection vote in Corner Brook will close the last remaining newsprint mill in Newfoundland and cause the loss of 4,000 jobs — “and it’s hard, hard times.”
Consider this — if you vote to reject and the mill closes, all paperworkers will have to look for another job. If you vote to accept, the mill survives and the jobs of those who want to stay here survive with it, while there is nothing to stop any individual from seeking a job elsewhere anyway.
Therefore, consider other workers when you vote, particularly older workers and those who do not want to relocate.
Let the mill survive and you can do whatever you want thereafter — stay or go. It is the sensible thing to do in hard times.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Angela Baker, Corner Brook