Workers serve strike notice at Moly-Cop AltaSteel in Edmonton

Previous contract expired in July 2017: USW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/25/2018
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The workers have been working without a contract since the previous agreement expired July 31, 2017, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

About 259 bargaining unit members of United Steelworkers (USW), Local 5220 at Moly-Cop AltaSteel in Edmonton voted on May 25 to approve of strike action on Monday at 7 a.m.

"We are pleased with the support that the membership has given the committee and regret that the actions of the company have forced us to take job action in order to bring us to a fair resolution to the outstanding proposals" said Paul Perreault, USW, Local 5220 president.

The workers have been working without a contract since the previous agreement expired July 31, 2017, said the union.

Moly-Cop AltaSteel — owned by American Industrial Partners of New York — is a provider of grinding media for mines both nationally and internationally, supplying to major miners such as Highland Valley Copper, Teck, Rio Tinto, U.S. Steel and BHP. Moly-Cop AltaSteel is also a preferred supplier of reinforcing bars primarily for the Western Canadian market, said USW.

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