Bargaining Committee Update

January 31st, 2007

The Company and the Union has been meeting daily since Monday. Yesterday the Company presented to the bargaining committee an overview of the challenges ahead and also discussed some of the issues from our counter proposal.

Late last night, we submitted a complete package for settlement that the Union feels will satisfy the need of our members and that of the Company.  We expect to get a response from the Company sometimes today.

Again our goal is to reach a collective agreement before the February 1, 2007 deadline

We will continue to keep you informed through our website:  www.minemill598.com, the media and your union Representatives.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee:

Richard Paquin                                            Hemi Mitic

Rick Grylls                                                  Tom Dattilo                   

Jan Romo                                                    Gord Lamothe

Rejean Berthiaume                                        Jeff Mullally

Brian Castilloux                                            Jack McGrath