Rio Tinto workers on strike

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About 900 Rio Tinto Plc workers represented by Unifor Local 2301 went on strike at 12:01 am on July 25th at its t smelter in Kitimat and power operations in Kemano following expiry of the collective agreement. According to a news bulletin released by Unifor Local 2301, it is the first 100 per sent strike vote in the history of the union.  The union concerns are job security and a backlog of more than 300 grievances from the company’s use of contractors and refusal to hire full-time workers. Production at the Kitimat smelter is said to at 35 percent of normal.

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