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Rio Tinto And Unifor Local 2301 Reach Agreement In Principle Over Labor Contract At BC Works Aluminium Smelter

Rio Tinto And Unifor Local 2301 Reach Agreement In Principle Over Labor Contract At BC Works Aluminium Smelter

Anglo-Australian metals miner Rio Tinto Group announced an agreement in principle with Unifor Local 2301 at its BC Works aluminium smelter in Kitimat. Per Rio Tinto, the parties have composed a Collective Labor Agreement that they say is competitive and provides a...

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Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

The entirety of Rio Tinto Group’s aluminium operations in Canada is now certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standards after the organization announced the certification’s coverage of the BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia. The announcement continued by noting that the certifications in question have been appended to […]

Rio Tinto Sets Production Records for Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminium in 2016

Anglo-Australian metals and mining titan Rio Tinto released results for 2016 yesterday. The firm touted the US$8.5 billion in cash generation and US$3.6 billion in shareholder returns it generated over the course of last year. Net cash generation was down ten percent year-on-year from US$9.383 billion, but underlying earnings were up, coming in at US$5.1 […]

Rio Tinto Turns In Higher Production Numbers for Third Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto released third-quarter production results late last week. Though gains were not strong compared to the previous quarter, year-on-year and year-to-date showings fared better. In the just-ended quarter Rio turned out 12.4 million metric tons of bauxite, 1.98 million metric tons of alumina, and 924 thousand metric tons of aluminium. Bauxite […]

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Smelter Hosts Open House

Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto hosted an open house last week for its renovated smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia. The event, which was open to members of the local community of all ages, featured interactive exhibits, family activities and bus tours of the new facilities. “This smelter represents the next chapter built on our 60 […]

Rio Tinto Shopping its Aluminium Assets: Industry Sources

According to industry sources, Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for parts of its aluminium operations. An article published yesterday in The Australian Financial Review said that Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for its three Australian aluminium smelters – namely Tasmania’s Bell Bay, Queensland’s Boyne, and New South Wales’ Tomago, citing unnamed insiders […]