Forestry talks get underway today in Prince George

Talks are scheduled to resume today in Prince George, involving Northern Interior Forest companies, and the United Steelworkers Union.

The latter represents about 8,000 forest industry workers, across the interior of the province, and some of the companies involved are believed to be pushing for a 14 percent pay cut, amounting to about $2.50 an hour.

However, Union Wood Chair Bob Matters, says money is not yet on the bargaining table… [asset|aid=1923|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=79fa92564e570fe8523a9127ab9f822c-Matters_3_Pub.mp3]

The workers previous contract expired July 1st, and any agreement in this area is expected to serve as a template, for those in the south.