MONTREAL, July 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - In the past few hours, following a
round of intense negotiations, Rio Tinto Alcan management and Alma
Works employee representatives reached an agreement in principle. The
latter will be presented to the employees during a general assembly to
be held over the next few days.
The discussions took place in the presence of a Ministry of Labour
conciliation officer. "We are satisfied with the agreement,
stated Etienne Jacques, Chief Operating Officer, Rio Tinto Alcan
Primary Metal, North America. Both parties remained open, which enabled
us to reach an agreement."
It is now up to the employees to have their say. Thereafter, upon their
acceptance of the agreement, the priority will be to restart operations
and bring the facility back to full production.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the
UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio
Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral
resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal
and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt)
and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in
Australia and North America with significant businesses in South
America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
SOURCE RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN
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