Forestry industry strike resolved

THE strike at MTO Forestry’s George Sawmill is over and operations were back to normal today after workers were intimidated and attacked earlier this week, MTO said in a press statement today.

The strike was led by the National Certified Fishing and Allied Workers Union (NCFAWU).

According to Gretchen Blake, chief people officer at the MTO Group, a series of meetings with the union was held in the past two days to resolve issues in dispute.

‘’There was high level involvement from both the company and the union. Two days ago we made an offer to the union and it was rejected by their members so yesterday MTO looked at ways to resolve the deadlock and we had meetings with the union until late last night,” Blake said.

She said an agreement was reached offering a win/win situation to both parties involved.

“This allows for us to now settle down and work again. We will continue to give support and counsel to the people who were attacked during the strike to make sure they recover fully,” she concluded.

Forestry company condemns violence and intimidation against non-striking employees