Unite the Union

Unite the Union

July 12, 2007 13:02 ET

Unite comment on Rio Tinto's bid for Alcan

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) -

Unite (Amicus section) National Officer, Peter Ellis, said:

"Alcan Packaging employs hundreds of our members across two plants in the UK, most of whom work in that part of Alcan that Rio Tinto are looking to off-load. The workers are clearly concerned for their livelihood and how developments are going to affect them and their families.

"Unite are now seeking urgent meetings with the management of both companies. We will be pressing them for assurances to honour existing agreements and recognition arrangements and retain current terms and conditions of employment in any possible sale or takeover."

Contact Information

  • Peter Ellis
    07774 663499
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224 761.