Xstrata, union begin Sudbury labor contract talks

Dec 16, 2009 | 11:51 AM | Tom Jennemann

Xstrata Plc and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union started talks Wednesday on a new labor contact at the company's nickel operations in Sudbury, Ontario.

A spokesman for the Switzerland-based miner confirmed that negotiations had begun and that proposals were exchanged in a private meeting. A CAW representative also confirmed the talks and added that the union is optimistic a new contract can be negotiated without a strike or lockout.

The current three-year collective bargaining agreement is due to expire Jan. 31. ....

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