Steelworkers reach tentative agreement with Scaw Metals (AltaSteel)

    EDMONTON, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers' (USW) Local 5220 has
reached a tentative contract settlement with AltaSteel Ltd. of the Scaw Metals
    Details of the settlement will not be released until union members have
had a chance to review them and vote on the package over the next few weeks.
    Formerly part of the Stelco chain, AltaSteel was purchased by
South-Africa-based Scaw Metals in early 2006. This is the first agreement
reached with the new company.

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

For further information:

For further information: Paul Perreault (president, Local 5220), (780)

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