Locked-out ABI workers take protests to Alcoa CEO

Union workers locked out of their jobs at the Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc (ABI) smelter in the Canadian province of Quebec took to the streets on Tuesday February 27, demonstrating outside of a conference where the top executive of majority owner Alcoa Corp was speaking.

Workers have been locked out of the smelter since January, following multiple rejections of proposed labor contracts over issues regarding changes to pension plans.
The lockout was briefly a factor in pushing both aluminium billet and P1020 premiums higher, although the effect has been numbed as suppliers have adjusted their streams to cover for the shortfall from ABI’s missing production.

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Kirk Maltais

February 28, 2018

01:17 GMT