Fonds RBSC-ARC-1133 - Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Western Region fonds

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Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Western Region fonds

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  • 1937-1981 (Creation)
  • 1919 (Creation)
    Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Western Region

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4.75 m of textual records

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The Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada discovered records of predecessor unions in the forest products sector and donated them. The predecessor unions include the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers, local 312 (Ocean Falls), United Papermaker and Paperworkers, local 360 (Ocean Falls), the Canadian Paperworkers' Union, and the Pulp Paper and Woodworkers of Canada.

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The fonds consists mainly of the minutes, correspondence, subject files, joint labour and management safety conference files, and contract agreements of the two unions in the Ocean Falls area, International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers, local 312, and the United Papermakers and Paperworkers, local 360, (ca. 1943-1972) and contract agreements and other records of the Canadian Papermakers' Union, locals 312 and 1128 (ca. 1977-1981). Contracts and correspondence files deal mainly with the following companies: MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., Crown Zellerbach, Weyerhaeuser. Kamloops Pulp and Paper, Northwood Pulp and Paper, Prince George, Rayonnier Canada, Columbia Cellulose Co. and Pacific Mills. The records include the Pulp and Paper Industrial Relations Bureau yearly comparisons of labur agreements, 1937-1967 and the union newspapers of the 1950s and 1960s: United Paper, Paper Worker, Pulp and Paper Worker, and Paper Maker. In addition there are scrapbooks on the Sargent Commission into the Invasion of Privacy Report, 1967, and a paper on the Crofton Union Local's history, 1958 to 1978.

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