Canadian Autoworker Union Local 3018 issued a 72-hour strike notice to management at Taseko Mines Limited’s Gibraltar Mines on Dec. 11.
Pete Smith, C.A.W. national representative said this morning, Dec. 12, the union is committed to avoiding strike action and negotiating a new contract with Taseko.
There are approximately 470 C.A.W. union employees at the mine, out of a total work force of 630.
Taseko vice-president of corporate affairs, Brian Battison said the company will also continue its efforts to move forward without a labour interruption.
“The company is committed to negotiating a new contract with the C.A.W. and avoiding strike action,” Taseko’s chief executive officer Russell Hallbauer said in a press release Dec. 12.