SUDBURY, ONTARIO - An agreement has been reached to avert a strike in Sudbury's nickel industry. XSTRATA NICKEL has made a tentative deal for a new collective agreement with CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS Local 598, which represents Xstrata Nickel's Sudbury production and maintenance employees. The deal was announced on Feb. 1, the day after the prior agreement expired.
The details have not yet been made public. Mike Romaniuk, Xstrata Nickel vice-president of Sudbury Operations, described the agreement as "fair and competitive for both the company and for union members." The new contract is subject to a ratification vote by union members. For more information contact Ian Hamilton, director corporate affairs for Xstrata Nickel at telephone 416-982-7161 or e-mail [email protected]