Memorandum

To: Rick Grylls,

President

From: George Markic, Bert Purcell, Jim McKessock, Lawrence Baxter

Chief Election Judge Election Judges

Copy to: Hemi Mitic, Assistant to the CAW National President

Tom Dattilo, CAW National Staff Representative

Local 598 Executive Board & Local 598 Membership

Date: January 17th, 2007

Subject: Results of Xstrata Nickel Strike Mandate Vote January 16th, 2007

The Election Committee administered the strike mandate vote in two sessions:

Afternoon results: 225 yes; 8 no

Evening Results: 153 yes; 0 no

Results: 97.92746 (98%)

Due to the road closure of Hwy 144, many members could not vote. We commend all those who made an extra effort by going many miles around to reach the Union Hall in time to vote.

The Election Committee congratulates the Union Bargaining Committee on the overwhelming support given them by the membership.

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George Markic,

Chief Election Judge,

On behalf of the Election Committee.