Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that employees at its Fording River operation in southeastern British Columbia have ratified a new five-year agreement, replacing an agreement which expired on April 30, 2011.
“Our discussions with the union were very productive and we are pleased to have reached a new five-year collective agreement at our Fording River operation,” said Bill Fleming, Vice President, Operations and Engineering.
As a result of new collective agreements at its Elkview and Fording River operations, Teck expects to incur a one-time charge in the second quarter of approximately $40 million, of which about one-half will be a non-cash accrual related to enhancements to pension and post-retirement benefits.
About Teck Resources
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at: www.teck.com.
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