Over half of the employees at Teck's Elkview mine in British Columbia have voted to reject a five-year collective agreement. Accepting the agreement would have ended the strike, which is now going into its eighth week. BIV Business Today reports:
Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B) announced today that 57% of the employees at its Elkview operation in southeastern B.C. voted to reject a five-year collective agreement.
Last week Teck seemed confident that a conclusion would be reached between the company and Local 9346 of the United Steelworkers of America under the tentative collective agreement.
Work had been expected to resume at Elkview by Tuesday – but the current work stoppage that began on January 30 will continue.