On Mar. 7, Teck announced a collective agreement has been ratified with its Coal Mountain employees. The ratified agreement is replacing an agreement, which expired Dec. 31, 2014.
“This collective agreement is retroactive to the expiration of the previous collective agreement and is effective as of Jan. 1, 2015 for four years thereafter,” said Teck’s Manager, Community and Aboriginal Affairs Nic Milligan.
“We are pleased to have achieved a collective agreement that is fair to employees and supports the viability of the operation.”
Milligan could not specify the details of the new agreement.
The agreement covers approximately 170 unionized employees at Coal Mountain, represented by the United Steelworkers Local 7284.
“While Teck has announced that mining will conclude at Coal Mountain Operations in the fourth quarter of 2017, we anticipate having a small number of employees remain in a care and maintenance function at the site,” Milligan said