ArcelorMittal locks out workers at Canada plant

Aug 08, 2014 | 01:53 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  ArcelorMittal, Contrecoeur-Ouest, long products, lockout, United Steelworkers union, USW, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Some 285 unionized workers have been locked out of ArcelorMittal SA’s Contrecoeur-Ouest long products plant in Contrecoeur, Quebec, after they rejected a final contract offer Aug. 6.

The lockout was spurred in part by declining orders prior to the expiration of an existing labor agreement. "The substantial reduction in orders resulting from the uncertainty generated by the lack of an agreement prior to the July 31 expiry led to this lockout," ArcelorMittal Montreal said.....

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