Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc.

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto...

ABI’s Labor Force To Vote On Alcoa’s Final Offer Next Week

Last week’s “final offer” from Alcoa Corporation to the striking workers at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. will be put to a vote on Tuesday when the labor union meets to consider the offer that morning. Officials from United Steelworkers Local 9700 made the announcement on Thursday, the day after Alcoa delivered the offer to the […]

Alcoa Submits Final Contract Offer To Aluminerie de Bécancour Laborers

Alcoa Corporation tendered what it describes as its final offer to striking employees at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Québec, Canada on Wednesday in hopes of bringing an 18-month dispute with hourly employees at the plant to an end. The company did not delve into specifics of the offer it tendered to United […]

Alcoa Nixes Offer For Binding Arbitration At Aluminerie de Bécancour As 13-Month Lockout Continues

After over a year of on-and-off negotiations between management and labor at Aluminerie de Bécancour, Alcoa Corporation opted to decline an offer for binding arbitration talks by the United Steelworkers union. According to union spokesperson Clairandree Cauchy, the USW’s 700 workers of Local 9700 voted unanimously in favor of seeking binding arbitration. For its part, […]