Steelworkers Ratify New 3-Year Contract with North Atlantic Refining Ltd.

    COME BY CHANCE, NL, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Members of United Steelworkers (USW)
local 9316 have voted 60 per cent in favour of a new contract with North
Atlantic Refining Ltd.
    The agreement, covering 800 employees at the Come By Chance refinery,
comes into effect Jan. 1, 2008 and provides a 15.4-per-cent increase in wages
over three years. Along with other changes, improvements were also made to the
pension plan.

    The USW represents more than 280,000 men and women working in every
sector of Canada's economy.

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For further information: Wayne Fraser, (416) 243-8792, (416) 577-4045;
Boyd Bussey (Staff Representative), (709) 753-0864

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