July 19, 2005:
Recently, First Nickel Inc. signed its first collective agreement with Mine
Mill / CAW – Local 598, that will cover the Production and Maintenance
workforce in the Sudbury District. With the exception of determining who will
be the benefits carrier for this Unit, the contract is complete.
First Nickel has purchased the Lockerby Mine, previously owned
by Falconbridge, and hopes to recover the remaining reserves and run an
exploration program in hopes of extending the mine life. The Company expects to
eventually employ 75 people on site in its unionized workforce.
Click Here to access a Draft Copy of the Collective Agreement