Alcan could face January strike at its Alma smelter

Dec 08, 2006 | 04:06 PM | Isabella Piasecka

Alcan Inc., Montreal, is facing a strike at its 400,000-tonne-a-year Alma smelter in Quebec in the New Year unless it can negotiate a new labor contract for some 800 workers at the plant.

The company was scheduled to meet with United Steelworkers union leaders Friday after talks broke down Monday, Alcan spokesman Alexander Christen said.

"We held talks on Monday, but unfortunately we were unable to reach an agreement. . . . We are very keen to pick up talks and find an amicable solution. . . . I understand we will have initial conversations today," he said Friday.....





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