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North American Palladium reaches deal with mine workers

Agreement for new three-year contract must be ratified by Steelworkers membership

North American Palladium announced Nov.16 that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with the United Steelworkers Workers Local 9422.

The union local represents production and maintenance employees at the company’s Lac des Iles mine, northwest of Thunder Bay.

The old three-year collective agreement expired at the end of May. Employees have to ratify the deal by Nov. 21.

The Ministry of Labour appointed a mediator to assist with the negotiations.