Labor talks at Alma smelter set to resume

Dec 11, 2006 | 06:51 AM | Matthew Lerner

Contract negotiations at Alcan Inc.'s aluminum smelter in Alma , Quebec, were set to resume Monday after a Labor Ministry conciliator called the company and union back to the bargaining table, according to Michel Arsenault, District 5 director of the United Steelworkers union.

The parties did not meet Friday as planned, according to Arsenault. Talks had broken down earlier last week. While the union and company still disagree on staffing and wage issues, Arsenault said he was hopeful that a resolution could be reached before the current contract expires.....

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