QUEBEC – ALCAN announced today that more than 90% of the hourly and office employees represented by the UNITED STEELWORKERS union at the Alma primary aluminum smelter in northern Quebec have voted to ratify a new long-term collective labour agreement. The contract is effective Jan. 1, 2007 and runs through Dec 31, 2010. It will be automatically extended another four years if Alcan has begun expansion of the Alma smelter by the end of 2010.
Upon the contract’s signing, all of Alcan’s unionized facilities in Quebec will be covered by long-term, secure labour agreements.
(Editor’s note: Alcan is one of the best-run, most socially responsible companies in the world. That undoubtedly went a long way towards securing these long-term labour agreements.)