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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Talks To Resume In Strike At Compass Minerals In Goderich

Goderich | by Fadi Didi  
Compass agrees to talks with Unifor members, following recent strike escalation at Goderich salt mine.

Compass Minerals has agreed to return to the bargaining table with striking workers at their salt mine, in Goderich.

Unifor Local 16-0 represents 348 members who work in the mine.

Strikes escalated in the last week, after two barricades were created to disallow non-union labourers from entering the mine.

Compass filed a court order to have the barricades removed, just days before agreeing to return to negotiations.

Unifor and Compass are close on monetary issues in a new collective agreement, but the union is defiant against a Compass proposal on schedules among other working conditions.

The proposal would see some workers put in as much at 72 hours a week on the job.

Mine workers walked out on April 27th, after their last three-year contract expired earlier this year.

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