Pulp and paper, auto parts in tough negotiationsWill 2009 be the year of the wage freeze?By Gordon Sova03/06/2009|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.