Rio Tinto Kitimat Collective Agreement

In accordance with the preliminary agreement published on Local 2301`s website, a number of changes to the previous collective agreement are being repeated, including: Rio Tinto CEO Gareth Manderson told the Canadian press that the proposed agreement was fair and fair and would help employees, the company and the community do competitive and sustainable business in North B. C take advantage of it. “I am proud of the tenacity of the negotiating committee during this process,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor`s national president, in a press release. These Unifor members opposed a global mining giant and got the new collective agreement they deserve. From June 2013 and for the last four years of the agreement, 16 quarterly calculations were made, resulting in a 1% increase by 0.035 points in the consumer price index (1992-100) on an annual trigger of 4.0% and entered wage rates quarterly (the previous formula, which was similar, did not result in an adjustment). Kitimat – Workers at Rio Tinto`s Kitimat shelter have ratified a four-year collective agreement. “I am proud of our members who fought for a fair agreement. It wasn`t an easy case,” said Jerry Dias, president of Unifor. A 60-month renewal contract, which came into effect from July 24, 2012 to July 23, 2017, was concluded in July 2012 during the post-mediation negotiation phase. Negotiation duration – 4 months. The new four-year agreement covers key issues such as defined benefit retirement, health care, salaries and the language of the contract. The 900 members of Unifor Local 2301 will vote on the agreement on 27 and 28 July.

Employment guarantee: during the duration of the collective agreement, no current member of the collective agreement unit is dismissed due to restructuring or the introduction of new technologies (a similar guarantee applied during the duration of previous agreements). . Syndicate: National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada, Local 2301 , 0 – $1.45 – $1.75 (0 – $1.40 – $1.70); July 24, 2013, 0 – $1.50 – $1.80; July 24, 2014, $0 – $1.55 – $1.85; July 24, 2015, USD 0 – $1.60 – $1.90; and July 24, 2016, $0 – $1.65 – $1.95. 2 weeks won after 1 year, 3 after 2, 4 after 8, 5 after 17 and 6 after 25 (unchanged). Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and its unionized employees at the aluminum smelter of Kitimat, B.C.