ArcelorMittal employees accept contract after week-plus lockout

Image of the inside of an ArcelorMittal plant. Photo: Bram Van Damme

The roughly 285 ArcelorMittal Montreal employees at the company's Contrecoeur-Ouest plant outside Montreal will return to work Monday, having accepted a new labour contract following a lockout lasting more than a week.

Workers for the steel manufacturor accepted the new agreement in a vote yesterday, with 84 per cent voting in favour.

The Contrecoeur-Ouest employees began a lockout at the plant Aug. 6.

Union spokesperson Guy Gaudette says he expects there to be no problems getting workers back to work on Monday.

"It was a long and hard negotiation, but the outcome, for us, is an honourable one." he said.

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