Rio Tinto Alcan, Alma union in deadlock

Apr 30, 2012 | 04:56 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Rio Tinto Alcan, Alma, aluminum, United Steelworkers union, Syndicat des Travailleurs de l'Aluminium d'Alma, London Olympics, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Rio Tinto Alcan and the union representing workers at its Alma smelter in Quebec are in a deadlock, with no meetings on the horizon nearly four months after the company locked out workers.

The Montreal-based aluminum producer and the Syndicat des Travailleurs de l’Aluminium d’Alma, part of the United Steelworkers union, met with a federal mediator four times in March (AMM, April 4), the first meetings since Alcan locked out some 755 plant workers on Jan. 1 (AMM, Jan. 25). ....

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