NEW YORK Union workers at
a number of Rio Tinto Alcan facilities in Saguenay, Quebec,
have ratified a new four-year labor contract, the company
The agreement with the Canadian
Autoworkers Union (CAW) Local 1937 replaces labor contracts
that were set to expire in 2014. The new agreement will be
valid until 2018 but may be extended until 2022, according to
the Montreal-based aluminum producer, a division of
London-based Rio Tinto Plc.
The contract "demonstrates our
ability to work together for everyones benefit,"
Étienne Jacques, chief operating officer of Rio Tinto
Alcans North American primary metals unit, said in a
The agreement applies to all
facilities tied to the Jonquière Complex and covered by
the CAW Local 1937 union certification, including Arvida Works,
Vaudreuil Works, Laterrière Works, Arvida Research and
Development Center, the Arvida aluminum smelter, the AP60
Technology Center and the Roberval-Saguenay railway.