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Rio Tinto Alcan and the CAW Union (Local 1937) ratify an agreement for the early renewal of labour contracts in Saguenay,

Rio Tinto Alcan and the CAW Union (Local 1937) ratify an agreement for the 
early renewal of labour contracts in Saguenay, Quebec 
MONTREAL, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan and the employees 
represented by the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW, Local 1937) have ratified 
an agreement for the early renewal and extension of labour contracts in 
Saguenay, Quebec to 2018. The agreement also includes a clause for the 
potential extension of the contracts to 2022. 
"This agreement has been made possible by the willingness of both parties to 
find mutually beneficial solutions to their respective issues. It is a 
particularly important milestone for Arvida Works, our 80-year-old aluminium 
smelter which faces numerous challenges. This demonstrates our ability to work 
together for everyone's benefit," said Étienne Jacques, chief operating 
officer, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. "The agreement will 
ensure a smooth and progressive transition between the shutdown of Arvida 
Works and the potential subsequent phases of the Arvida Aluminium Smelter, 
AP60 Technology Centre." 
The new agreement replaces the labour contracts that were slated to end in 
2014, and includes all facilities tied to the Jonquière Complex and covered 
by the CAW Local 1937 union certification, namely: Arvida Works; Vaudreuil 
Works; Laterrière Works; Arvida Research & Development Centre; Arvida 
Aluminium Smelter, AP60 Technology Centre; Building 8, Power Operations; and 
the Roberval-Saguenay Railway, Alma. 
About Rio Tinto 
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, 
combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto 
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. 
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. 
Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), 
gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. 
Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North 
America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and 
southern Africa. 
Media relations, Rio Tinto Alcan  Claudine Gagnon T: +1 418-718-4005 T: +1 
514-848-8151 claudine.gagnon@riotinto.com  Website:www.riotintoalcan.com 
SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN 
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CO: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN
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-0- Dec/20/2012 19:30 GMT
 
 
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