Quebec's CEZinc Strikers to Rally at Noranda Income Fund AGM

TORONTO, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Hundreds of strikers from a Quebec zinc refinery and their supporters will descend on the Noranda Income Fund annual general meeting in Toronto on April 28 to protest Noranda's provocation of the 11-week labour dispute.

WHAT:

Demonstration at Noranda Income Fund AGM by striking employees of the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.



WHO: 

Members of United Steelworkers Local 6486 and supporters from Quebec and Ontario.



WHEN: 

10:30 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017



WHERE: 

Toronto Stock Exchange, 130 King Street West, Toronto

* Following the rally, demonstrators will proceed to the National Day of Mourning ceremonies for workers killed on the job, at Larry Sefton Park (behind Toronto City Hall, northwest corner of Bay and Hagerman).

The 371 USW members at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, west of Montreal, have been on the picket line since Feb. 12 to resist the company's demands for concessions, in particular an attack on their pension plan, even though the plan is overfunded. The workers have denounced the company for rejecting their proposals to explore cost-cutting and efficiency options.

The workers also have called out Noranda Income Fund for refusing to disclose the terms of the concentrate supply contract and the production purchase agreement it has with Glencore.

The CEZinc refinery is co-owned by Noranda Income Fund and Glencore, with the latter holding a 25% stake in the operation.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Clairandrée Cauchy, USW Communications (Montreal), 514-774-4001, ccauchy@metallos.ca; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications (Toronto), 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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