© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Rio Tinto emblem is displayed on a customer’s helmet at a borates mine in Boron, California, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
(Reuters) – Canadian union Unifor mentioned on Sunday about 900 staff had began strike motion at international miner Rio Tinto (NYSE:)’s operations within the western Canadian province of British Columbia.
Unifor issued a 72-hour strike discover on Wednesday after practically seven weeks of unproductive talks over proposed modifications to staff’ retirement advantages and unresolved grievances.
“Rio Tinto was given each alternative to succeed in a good deal however confirmed full disregard for our points,” the union mentioned in an announcement.
The union represents about 900 staff on the miner’s aluminium smelting plant in Kitimat and energy producing facility in Kemano.
Unifor mentioned it was dedicated to resolving the labour dispute amicably and urged the mining firm’s administration to succeed in a good settlement. Rio had earlier sought an order from the province’s labour relations board declaring energy plant staff important, in line with a union bulletin.
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