Rio Tinto Alcan Mining News

Rio Tinto strikes deal with locked out workers in Canada

Locked out workers at a Rio Tinto Alcan plant in Quebec, Canada, voted to end a six-month labour dispute that has dragged on since Dec. 30, said the United Steelworkers union in a press release on Friday.

Protesters want Rio Tinto off the Olympic podium

A protest against London 2012 sponsor Rio Tinto (LON & NTSE:RIO), which has supplied the metal to make the Olympic and Paralympic medals, welcomed the company’s shareholders this morning in Brisbane, Australia, where the annual meeting of the company’s board was taking place.

Brazil's aluminum output went up 3.7% in March

Brazil's aluminum output in March went up 3.7% to 125,000 tonnes, according to the national aluminum association, Abal.

Talks under way to end lockout at Rio Quebec smelter

Talks are under way to end a three-month lockout of workers at Rio Tinto Alcan's giant Alma aluminum smelter in northern Quebec as the two sides have been summoned to the negotiating table.

Rio Tinto to close its UK Lynemouth smelter

Rio Tinto Alcan, the aluminum division of Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) announced today it will close its Lynemouth aluminum smelter in Northumberland, England at the end of March, as part of its aluminum restructure plan.

International unionists to march in support of Rio Tinto locked-out Canadian workers

Unionists from around the world will gather in the Canadian city of Alma, Quebec, from March 30 to April 1, to express their support for locked-out Rio Tinto Alcan workers who are fighting to preserve decent jobs, said international unions representatives on Wednesday.