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Unifor and Compass Minerals return to negotiations

July 10, 2018

GODERICH – Unifor and Compass Minerals have agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 9 a.m. Peaceful picketing at the Goderich Mine is occurring.

“Compass Minerals is committed to negotiating a collective agreement and getting our employees back to work with an agreement that focuses on the safety of our employees in the current operational environment,” said Anthony Sepich, Compass Minerals’ Senior Vice President, Salt.

Unifor Local 16-0 represents 348 members who work in the salt mine in Goderich, Ontario.

“Unifor is proud of the solidarity the members and our supporters have shown and we are going  to work with Compass Minerals to reach an agreement that meets the needs of our members and their families,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Effective immediately, non-bargaining unit personnel will have unimpeded access to the mine.

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering where and when it matters. With approximately 3,000 employees, the company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. For more information about Compass Minerals and its products, please visit www.compassminerals.com.   

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

Compass Minerals Media Contact 

Tara Hefner, MediaRelations@compassminerals.com  1-913-344-9319                                             

Unifor Media Contact

Natalie Clancy, Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org 1-902-478-9238