Pulp and paper, auto parts in tough negotiations

Will 2009 be the year of the wage freeze?
By Gordon Sova
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/01/2009

Last week, CLV Reports highlighted the public sector collective agreements that will expire in 2009 and offered suggestions as to what the negotiating environment would be in the coming year. This week we will do the same for manufacturing and utilities collective agreements.

Manufacturing. About 50 collective agreements covering 500 or more employees will be expiring in 2009. Over 55,000 employees currently fall under these contracts.