“The strike discover entitles the union to doubtlessly start strike motion following the 72-hour strike discover interval and 48 hours after the mediator experiences to the Labour Relations Board,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement, 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 mentioned.
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 most important open-pit copper mine in Canada, and it has been operational since 1962.
The mine produces each copper and molybdenum concentrates via autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding and flotation. Wildfires again in August pressured the corporate to suspend 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 yr.
(With recordsdata from Reuters)