The collective agreement of the fifteen employees of the mill Small Ingots Saguenay (PLS) has been renewed unanimously, Thursday. It includes groupings of plants PLS and Dubuc, which allows you to restart the Plant Dubuc, Rio Tinto, which had closed its doors in mid-October.
The Rio Tinto executive being satisfied with the outcome of the vote, because the agreement includes conditions essential to position the site in its future. “This agreement provides a new operative mode, that will increase the flexibility of production and the competitiveness of the plants PLS and Dubuc, who will now be grouped in order to remain competitive in the aluminum industry “, stressed Véronick Lalancette, a spokesman for Rio Tinto, during a telephone interview.
The company will resume the production of Boralcan and Duralcan in its current facilities, according to orders. It consists of two aluminium alloys with very high added value. According to the spokesman of Rio Tinto, this agreement consolidates a thirty jobs at the site in PLS-Dubuc.
New products will also be developed. “The agreement provides that the site PLS-Dubuc will become a platform for industrialization privileged of Rio Tinto Aluminum, which will allow the company to consolidate its role of leader in the production of value-added products “, one can read in the press release, sent late Thursday night.
Rio Tinto hopes to be able to accelerate the technology transfer of the Centre of research and development Arvida (CRDA) thanks to these technological improvements.
A note was sent to employees at the end of the evening, Thursday.
The Factory Dubuc had closed its doors in mid-October, due to lack of orders. Twenty workers were to be relocated regionally.
The union party has not made calls Daily in the evening. The collective agreement of PLS was to expire on 31 December.