In statements, Dean Runzer, general manager of Fording River and Don Sander, general manager of Elkview Operations, said they were pleased to have negotiated new collective agreements. The comparison was obtained with the help of the government-appointed mediator Vince Ready. The Committee is focused on putting in place an agreement that promotes and maintains a healthy lifestyle that protects our members, families and communities. The union asked the company to start negotiations in October on this article. In total, 56% of our workforce is unionized. Table 20 provides a list of collective agreements for unionized employees of our major companies (including Antamina). In 2019, collective agreements expired at Line Creek, Coal Mountain, Quebrada Blanca and Carmen de Andacollo. At the end of their collective agreements, a collective agreement was signed in 2019 with two unions at Carmen de Andacollo (CdA) and one union at Quebrada Blanca. In 2019, a strike took place at CdA, which lasted 52 days and ended with the signing of a new collective agreement. Coal Mountain`s collective agreement was extended by one year due to the company`s maintenance and upkeep, the start of collective bargaining at Line Creek and the end of the year. We fully recognize workers` rights to freedom of association and union membership and have enshrined this principle in our Management Standards for Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC). All unionized companies have workers` committees represented by their respective unions.
For example, 100% of sites have a health and safety committee. Other committees of our companies are working/management, training, apprenticeship, complaints and contracting out committees. SPARWOOD, British Columbia (BUSINESS WIRE) — This week, the United Steelworkers (USW) Local Bargaining Committee 9346 met to prepare negotiations for a new collective agreement for members of the Teck Resources Elkview coal mine. The United Steelworkers (USW) represent three of Teck`s five Elk Valley mines. Tecks Line Creek is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers and greenhills is not unionized. “It`s clear that the majority of Fording and Elkview members support the deals,” said Don Takala, president of USW 7884. “That`s how the democratic process works.” The agreements involve approximately 770 unionized employees of Elkview, represented by United Steelworkers Local 9346 and another 920 unionized employees in Fording River, represented by United Steelworkers Local 7884. . . .