Important Union Update
Update regarding Health Welfare and Compensation Officer and the Unit Chair.
General Pension Plan - PDF
The document for the General Pension Plan Restatement (2001) along with the amendments from 2004 to 2013.
Drug and Alcohol Policy - Minutes of Settlement
The minutes of settlement for the Drug and Alcohol Policy.
There are many disciplines and terminations occurring at the Mines, Mill and Smelter that we are investigating.
2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration Update - 2013-07-30
The decision just came in on the nickel bonus payout for the last two quarters of 2009. The arbitrator ruled against the grievance and dismissed the case. The Union is currently looking into whether we can challenge this decision or not.
2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration Update - 2013-07-19
The last set of dates took place on October 26th, 2012. The summary was completed and put into the hands of Arbitrator H. Brown. The arbitration process can be long and arduous. As such, we are still waiting for the ruling by Arbitrator H. Brown.
Nominations at the Strathcona Mill - Steward
Nominations will be accepted for the position of Steward at the Strathcona Mill from March 27th to April 10th, 2013.
Nominations at the Smelter - Steward
Nominations will be accepted for the position of Steward at the Smelter from March 27th to April 10th, 2013.
Xstrata Nickel - P & M Transportation Memo - February 22, 2013
Xstrata Nickel Sudbury Operations Negotiations Committee continues to meet with the United Steelworkers Local 2020, Unit 6855 in an effort to renew the parties' Collective Agreement which expires at midnight on Feb. 28, 2013. Although the Company remains hopeful of achieving a new Collective Agreement, it must ensure that it has in place a protocol for reporting instructions for Production and Maintenance employees in the event of a potential labor disruption.
Election Notice at Fraser Mine - Full Time Health & Safety Rep
Nominations will be accepted for the above noted position from 9:00A.M. February 5th, 2013 to 12:00 noon on February 19th, 2013
Election at Fraser Mine - Chief Steward
Nominations will be accepted for the Chief Steward at Fraser Mine.
Arbitration Committee - October 2012 Newsletter
News from the Arbitration Committee for the month of October.
2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration Update - 2012-10-29
There have been many Arbitration hearings this year for the 2009 Nickel Bonus. The first set of dates took place on February 6th and 7th, 2012. The Second set of dates took place on June 20th, 2012. Since then, we were able to secure a third set of dates which took place on October 12th and 17th, 2012.
Arbitration Committee - September 2012 Newsletter
News from the Arbitration Committee for the month of September.
Arbitration Committee - August 2012 Newsletter
News from the Arbitration Committee for the month of August.
Arbitration Committee - July 2012 Newsletter
News from the Arbitration Committee for the month of July.
Arbitration Committee - June 2012 Newsletter
Postings were not awarded for embedded contractors. There are a lot of disciplines and the company is asking for a doctor's note when someone is off for 1 sick day. This matter is going to arbitration....
2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration Update - 2012-06-28
On June 20th and 21st, 2012, arbitration hearings were held concerning the 2009 nickel bonus grievance.
2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration Update - 2012-02-16
In 2011, two sets of dates were arranged for the 2009 Nickel Bonus Arbitration (third and fourth quarter) hearing.
To all Fraser Mine Workers - November 22, 2011
The Union had a very vivid discussion with senior management yesterday on this issue and strongly suggested that they pay everyone until they get their plan together. What is the most disturbing is that they are not sure how long that will take – again, leaving our workers in limbo without pay. What they did say is that people will be back to work.
Drug and Alcohol Policy - June 28, 2011
As you are all aware, Xstrata Nickel has just unveiled its’ newly amended Drug and Alcohol Policy.