Brothers and sisters,
The bargaining committee are still in Burlington and are meeting with the company. Your negotiating committee continues bargaining responsibly and to the betterment of all members of LU 2251.
Todays update is being sent to inform you that the Contract Action Team sent a letter, via fax, to 24 Bank Manager's across our region. The letter explained we are currently involved in negotiations with the Company and when our contract expires. We also asked each Bank Manager that in the unlikely event of a work stoppage, and if aproached by a member of 2251 during a work stopage, for them to provide a moratorium on all account's (mortgage, loans, lines of credit) to be extended until after a work stopage ended.
Below you will find an e-mail that was sent to Mike Da Prat, 2251 Union President and Ian Kerlsey. Mike Da Prat would like you to be aware of this communique so that the members of LU 2251 remain informed.
More updates to follow,
USW LU 2251 Contract Action Team


Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 5:26 PM
To: Kersley, Ian J.; 2251 Union President
Cc: Boniferro, Stephen
Subject: Contingency Planning




I am sending you this note to inform you that effective Monday, July 16th we will begin training exempt people on the key operating positions that are required to maintain integrity of the assets in the event of a work stoppage. There will be approximately fifty exempt employees trained between Monday and the end of the month.


 I will be meeting with these exempt people to ensure they understand the need for their assignment, the scope of the assignment and the necessity to engage with the unionized employees in a co-operative fashion. I donít expect there to be any issues.


In addition I plan to send out a memo to all employees informing them that this training will be taking place and explaining the need to do it.


Forwarded for your information.



Armando Plastino
Vice President - Operations
Algoma Steel Inc.
705-945-2501 - Phone
705-945-2203 - Fax

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