A tentative agreement has been reached in contract talks at Inco's nickel mining and processing facilities at Thompson, Man.
Inco spokesperson Dan McSweeney said the tentative deal was reached late last Wednesday night following a round of intensive bargaining.
No details about the proposal for settlement would be made public until the union holds information meetings and it is put to a ratification vote by the union membership, the spokesperson said. Inco employs about 1,400 at Thompson. Approximately 1,000 are bargaining unit employees, members of Local 6166, United Steelworkers of America.
The fully integrated operation in northern Manitoba produces about 100 million pounds of nickel annually.