Some 240 Unifor members work at Northern Pulp, a Kraft pulp mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Their employer has applied for an Environmental Assessment (EA) in order to build a modern effluent treatment plant. There is vocal opposition to the mill and the proposal for a new treatment system – a system similar to other mills across North America with additional technological upgrades designed to further reduce the mill’s environmental footprint.
Nova Scotia, along with the rest of Canada, has among the highest global standards for environmental stewardship in the forestry sector.
The union has submitted a letter to the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment in support of the Northern Pulp proposal for an Environmental Assessment for their new treatment facility. Without this new facility the mill will be forced to close, leaving hundreds immediately out of work and thousands more jobs across the forest sector at great risk.
You can read our letter at www.unifor.org/NSforestry.
You may choose to use information we have submitted to add to your own submission, or simply send the message below showing your support for the scientific work that needs to be done to protect good jobs and our environment.
Unifor proudly represents 23,000 forestry workers across Canada. We are Canada’s largest union in the private sector with 315,000 members in every sector of the economy, and regularly advocates for good jobs, sustainable development, and progressive change for a better future.