“The strike discover entitles the union to doubtlessly start strike motion following the 72-hour strike discover interval and 48 hours after the mediator stories to the Labour Relations Board,” the corporate stated in a press release, with out offering any causes behind the potential strike.
United Steelworkers didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Negotiations between the corporate and the union are ongoing and the events are scheduled to satisfy on Jan. 14, the miner stated.
The strike discover comes as each events are negotiating a brand new collective bargaining settlement to exchange the earlier settlement which expired simply over three months in the past, on Sept. 30, 2021.
Highland Valley Copper is the biggest open-pit copper mine in Canada, and it has been operational since 1962.
The mine produces each copper and molybdenum concentrates by means of autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding and flotation. Wildfires again in August compelled the corporate to droop operations on the mine for 3 days.
Annual copper manufacturing from 2022 to 2024 is predicted to be 135,000 and 165,000 tonnes per 12 months.
(With recordsdata from Reuters)