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ABI Submits Final and Comprehensive Offer

BÉCANCOUR, Que. - The Bécancour Smelter (ABI) put an end to negotiations late Thursday night by submitting a final and comprehensive offer. The United Steelworkers Union deplores the employer's decision to suspend negotiations with a unilateral offer rather than pursue joint efforts to reach a negotiated agreement. 

"The employer has told us that it has no mandate to continue negotiating," says Local 9700 President, Clément Masse. "This is unfortunate. If the employer changes its mind, we are prepared to resume negotiations at any time. We have the mandate to do so."

The employer's unilateral offer will be studied in the coming weeks by the union’s negotiating committee and authorities. 

No interviews are being given for the time being. 

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