Glimmer of hope in 6-month-long Western Forest Products strike, with talks poised to resume

CBC News

Talks between striking Western Forest Products workers and the company could resume as early as this weekend. 

About 3,000 Vancouver Island coastal forest workers and contractors walked off the job July 1 over potential loss of pensions, seniority rights and long-term disability benefits.

The United Steelworkers Union Local 1-1937 sent out a notice to its members Thursday saying mediators Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers have emailed the union and Western Forest Products inviting them back to the table.

The union says it has agreed to return to negotiations while Western Forest Products says it will speak to the mediators before heading back to talks with the union.