Xstrata Copper

Xstrata Copper

June 02, 2007 10:53 ET

Xstrata Copper: CCR Refinery Management and Union Executive Ask for Conciliator to Assist With Renewal of Collective Agreement

MONTREAL-EAST, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 2, 2007) - The management and union executive of Xstrata Copper Canada's CCR Refinery in Montreal-East, Quebec, have agreed to request the assistance of a conciliator to help the parties come to an agreement.

The company and the union executive reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday, May 30th. The offer was subsequently rejected by the union membership by a 91% vote on Friday, June 1st. Both parties have agreed that operations will continue normally until and throughout the conciliation process.

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Xstrata plc

Xstrata is a major global diversified mining group, listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Xstrata maintains a meaningful position in seven major international commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermal coal, ferrochrome, nickel, vanadium and zinc. The company also has recycling facilities, additional exposures to gold, lead, silver and cobalt and a suite of global technologies, many of which are industry leaders. The Group's operations and projects span 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, New Caledonia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the USA and the UK.

Xstrata Copper

Xstrata Copper is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with regional offices in Santiago and Antofagasta, Chile; Lima and Arequipa, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Toronto, Canada, and is one of the commodity business units within the major global diversified mining group Xstrata plc.

Xstrata Copper's mining operations span five countries and comprise mines, mineral processing plants and port facilities in North Queensland, Australia; mining and processing operations and port facilities in Chile, Peru and Argentina in South America; and mining and processing plants in Canada. It also has a recycling business (Noranda Recycling) with plants in Canada, the United States and Asia.

Xstrata Copper is the fourth largest global copper producer, with annual managed production of over one million tones.

Contact Information

  • Xstrata Copper Canada
    Louis-Philippe Gariépy
    Manager, Corporate Affairs
    (514) 645-2311, ext. 2162