TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Vale's Manitoba Operations is pleased to
announce that USW Local 6166 members have voted 87.8% in favour of
accepting the Company's Offer of Settlement for a new three-year
collective bargaining agreement.
The ratification vote took place yesterday, September 15.
Vale presented the Offer to the USW negotiating team in the early hours
of Monday, September 12. The USW negotiating team unanimously
recommended the Offer when they presented it to employees later that
"This is a great day for our Manitoba Operations and for Vale in
Canada," said John Pollesel, Chief Operating Officer for Vale's North
Atlantic region. "We are very pleased to have a new agreement in place
that our employees support - this result is good for the entire
community of Thompson and bodes well for the sustainability of our
operations in Manitoba."
The negotiations process was respectful throughout, and both teams
worked hard to achieve this agreement. This is the fourth consecutive
labour agreement achieved without a labour disruption at the Manitoba
Operations in Thompson since 1999.
SOURCE Vale Limited
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