Three-year agreement ratified at Goldcorp



    TIMMINS, ON, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic
Director Wayne Fraser announced Friday that a new three-year contract has been
ratified by the 276 USW members at the Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines.
    "This paves the way for another three years of work and the membership is
pleased with the package," said USW Staff Representative Myles Sullivan. "This
settlement could not have been reached without the effort and dedication of
the bargaining committee and the support and solidarity of the membership."
    The agreement includes a four-per-cent wage increase in each of the three
years for a total of 12 per cent; an increased monthly defined pension plan
payment and a reduction to 56 years of age to qualify; improvements to
benefits (extended benefit coverage, increased short-term disability,
long-term disability, dental, vision, life insurance, introduction of a
maternity leave top-up); improved job security, and bargaining-unit work
protection.
    "We look forward to Goldcorp bringing new operations on line in the
community in the near future, which will benefit employees, as well as the
community as a whole," said Sullivan.





For further information:

For further information: Myles Sullivan, (705) 675-2461, ext. 224, (705)
365-0942


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