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Last-Minute Deal Averts Strike At Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík Aluminium Smelter

Last-Minute Deal Averts Strike At Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík Aluminium Smelter

Labor narrowly averted a strike at Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík aluminium smelter last week after the five unions and the SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise hammered out an agreement in an all-night meeting. With a strike scheduled for 8 AM the next day,...

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A Strike, Once Averted, Looms on the Horizon at Rio Tinto Smelter in Iceland

Collective bargaining discussions have broken down at Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelter in Straumsvík, and a strike is among the actions that the plant’s unions may take if the parties remain at loggerheads. According to local media, representatives from labor and management met briefly on Friday morning, but were unable to make any progress on the […]