Mining giant Vale and the United Steelworkers today announced that they have reached an interim agreement to extend the current collective agreements for THE 6500 and 6,200 employees of ETC Local. Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 reached an interim agreement to end a strike lasting more than seven months. Here in the image of the workers at a rally in Nanaimo on November 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo) „With the support of Special Agents Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers, we have reached a fair and equitable agreement that balances the needs of our employees and our business,“ Demens said in a statement. The agreement is subject to ratification by the etc. The CTE negotiating committee will recommend that its members accept the agreement. The United Steelworkers (ETC) announced today that the union has reached a preliminary agreement with Alcoa on a master`s contract and stated that bargaining committee delegates will now join their local unions to hold members` information meetings and hold ratification votes. „With the support of Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers, we have reached a fair and equitable agreement that balances the needs of our employees and our business,“ said Don Demens, President and CEO of Western. „This was a particularly difficult time, and I am pleased that the efforts of all stakeholders have allowed us to find common ground.“ It is fortunate that there are no concessions in the preliminary agreement. After more than seven months of strike action, an interim agreement was reached between Western Forest Products and the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937.
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