Friday, March 2, 2012
A new look is coming to Lakehead University's Board of Governors. The institution has decided to trim its board from 30 members to 17. Board Chair Colin Bruce says its in an attempt to become, leaner, more agile, more transparent and more accountable. The changes will come into affect after September's annual general meeting.
The Ministry of Labour has completed its investigation into the fatal explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp; but the process has yet to be complete. Ministry spokesperson Matt Blajer says the incident is still under review and that's all he can say. In October of last year, a Terrace Bay Pulp worker was killed when a blow tank exploded.
A good day for unionized staff at Community Living Dryden and Sioux Lookout. The Communications, Energy and Paper workers Union says its 90-members have voted 100-percent in favour of extending their contracts by 29-months. Spokesperson Stephen Boon says the relationship between the two sides has been relatively good, so the members agreed to forgo all aspects of the bargaining process and simply duplicate the previous negotiated wage increases from the last contract. Staff will see a 4.75-percent increase over the course of the deal, which is now set to expire in September 2014.