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Glencore workers in Sudbury reach tentative deal

Ratification vote for office, clerical, technical employees set for March 1
Glencore Sudbury INO's Nickel Rim Mine

Glencore's Integrated Nickel Operations in Sudbury have reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement with office, clerical and technical employees represented by United Steelworkers Local 2020, Unit 6855.

The prior agreement was to expire on Feb. 28, 2021.

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The union's bargaining committee will be presenting the offer of settlement online to members on March 1 at 7 p.m., followed by a ratification vote from 9 p.m. to midnight. 

“We are pleased that the company and the union have reached a tentative agreement," said Sudbury INO vice-president Peter Xavier in a Feb. 28 news release.

"We can now focus on our pursuit of realizing a deep mining sustainable future for our operations. “Please join me in commending both teams for their professionalism and commitment in achieving this positive outcome.”

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Glencore's operating assets in the Sudbury basin include the Fraser Mine, Nickel Rim South Mine, Strathcona Mill and Sudbury Smelter.