MONTREAL - As workers marked the one-year anniversary of the lockout at the ABI aluminum smelter in Becancour, Que. In addition to upending the lives of the plant’s 1,030 workers, the lockout is creating concern in the municipal administration and complicating life for local businesses. It would be a “catastrophe for the region” if the smelter closed for good, Mayor Guy Dubois said. Article Continued BelowBut the plant’s unionized workers, whose average annual salary is around $80,000, are big contributors to the region’s economy. Clement Masse, president of the union local, said the workers’ resolve is not cracking.
Source: thestar January 11, 2019 16:18 UTC