The rotating strike at the Tolko Industries mill in Heffley Creek is over, for now.
The president of the Kamloops Local of the United Steelworkers Union Marty Gibbons says the one-day work stoppage was worth it.
He wouldn’t say when the mill will be hit again.
“This is all about escalation and yesterday was about making a point and for the first time in 32 years we have exercised strike action at that mill,” she said.
“You know we have had a pretty good run of labour relations and we just seem to have a disconnect this year with the bargaining team representing these companies.”
The Steelworkers represent some 2,800 workers at more than 16 B.C. interior mills.
Their last contract expired July 1st, and there are no new negotiations planned with Interior Forest Labour Relations.