About 74% of the employees working in Canfor’s Canadian lumber operations are covered by collective agreements with United Steelworkers (USW), Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) and UNIFOR. Our contract with UNIFOR, which represents workers at our Grande Prairie operation in Alberta, was renewed in 2017 for a term of five years, and will expire on September 30, 2022. A 2013 agreement with the USW covering many of our operations in British Columbia expires in June 2018.
About 66% of Canfor Pulp employees are covered by collective agreements with UNIFOR and PPWC. In June 2017, we ratified new four-year collective agreements with both unions that are set to expire on April 30, 2021.