May 25, 2018
The 259 bargaining unit members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5220 at Moly-Cop AltaSteel Ltd. in Edmonton, Alta., are poised to go on strike Monday.
“We are pleased with the support that the membership has given the Committee and regret that the actions of the Company have forced us to take job action in order to bring us to a fair resolution to the outstanding proposals” said Paul Perreault, President of USW Local 5220.
The workers have been working without a contract since the previous agreement expired July 31, 2017.
Moly-Cop AltaSteel – owned by American Industrial Partners of New York City – is a leading provider of grinding media for mines both nationally and internationally, supplying to major miners such as Highland Valley Copper, Teck, Rio Tinto, U.S. Steel and BHP.
Moly-Cop AltaSteel is also a preferred supplier of reinforcing bars primarily for the Western Canadian market.