USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

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Mount Polley Mine Members Locked Out

May 28, 2018

At 3:00 a.m. on May 23, 2018, Mount Polley Mine locked out the members of United Steelworkers Local 1-2017. Their purpose? To impose their last offer on USW members – which includes several major concessions.

The Union held multiple membership meetings the week of May 14th. The member’s mandate was clear – they were NOT prepared to accept concessions.

Mount Polley’s Concessions include:

- Temporary Employees o An issue that seriously erodes the bargaining unit. Members lose appointments to training, postings and overtime o All while Temp employees are denied full time work, benefits and job stability

- Seniority Rights

- Severance issues

- Duration of Collective Agreement

- Tool replacement for trades members

- Recognition of the Union

The Employer has declined to meet with the union. The union has made itself available to meet, but Mount Polley Mine has declined our offer.

The Union is committed to negotiating a fair collective agreement that respects the needs of both parties.

Mount Polley Member Resources

Download: Mount Polley Lockout - The Facts - Handout

Mount Polley Lockout

Mount Polley Lockout