The steelworkers union has broken off talks with the management of the Alcoa and Rio-Tinto-owned ABI primary aluminum smelter in Quebec.
The parties still differ on "key issues," such as pension plan changes and "contract language related to seniority rights and employee turnover," the Steelworkers Local 9700 union said in a statement.
The union plans to meet with its members this week to discuss the state of the negotiations and said it will not be communicating with the media during the talks.
In May, a judge ordered ABI to stop using the services of non-union electrical employees and provide the state with a list of any recently hired workers.
ABI locked out more than 1,000 union employees on 11 January and has been operating only one of the facility's three potlines since then. When fully operational, the smelter is able to produce as much as 400,000 t/yr.
After heavy floods hit Golestan and Lorestan provinces, managers and staff members of Mobarakeh Steel Company (MSC) joined people from across the country and dispatched aid, cash and in kind, to the stricken areas in the northeast and west of the country.
An education-welfare center for teachers was launched in Mobarakeh on Benevolence Day (March 5), with the education minister in attendance.
The Director General of Isfahan Provincial Crisis Management Department, accompanied by a host of crisis managers from governor’s offices in the province, toured the production lines of Mobarakeh Steel Company and hailed MSC as a leading company when it comes to cutting water consumption.
One of the key Russian officials to foster a supply pact with OPEC, Kirill Dmitriev, signaled on Monday Russia wanted to raise oil output when it meets with OPEC in June because of improving market conditions and falling stockpiles.
Indian govt has initiated investigation of anti-dumping on the imports of Aluminum and Zinc coated flat products originating in or exported from China PR, Vietnam and Korea RP.
OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full impact of US sanctions on Iran and the crisis in Venezuela.