Alma, QC, Steelworkers Meet Thursday to Review Tentative Agreement With Rio Tinto Alcan

ALMA, QC, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Three membership meetings are scheduled for Thursday, July 5, in Alma to allow 780 locked-out smelter workers to review a tentative agreement negotiated Sunday by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9490 and Rio Tinto Alcan.

The schedule for Thursday's three union membership meetings is as follows:

8:00 a.m., for members of the Local 9490 bargaining unit representing hourly employees. Location: Delta Hotel in Jonquière, 2675 Royaume Boulevard.

2:00 p.m., for Local 9490 members who work in the pot lining centre. Location: Salle Jean-Marie Ouellette at Alma's Secrétariat des Syndicats nationaux, 20 St-Joseph Avenue South.

6:00 p.m., for members of the bargaining unit representing the plant's office workers. Location: Complexe Jacques-Gagnon, 100 St-Joseph Avenue South.

Union representatives will not be commenting publicly on the tentative agreement prior to Thursday's membership meetings.

A media briefing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday night, following the final membership meeting. The briefing will be held at the offices of USW/Syndicat des Métallos Local 9490, at 830 rue des Pins ouest, in Alma. The time of the media briefing will depend on the completion of the final membership meeting.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information:

Jocelyn Desjardins
USW/Syndicat des Métallos

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