MONTREAL, July 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan and Alma Works
employees agree on a new collective labour agreement for the Alma
aluminium smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.
"We are extremely pleased that the employees voted in favour of the
tentative agreement tabled earlier this week. This is excellent news
for our employees, their families, the community, our customers and our
shareholders. The agreement will help protect the competitiveness of
the Alma plant in the future," stated Etienne Jacques, Chief Operating
Officer, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal, North America.
Over the next few days, Rio Tinto Alcan management will initiate the
return to work process for the employees, followed by the progressive
restart of the smelter's production cells.
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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