Miners at the Vale Inco nickel mine at Sudbury Canada have reached a settlement with the company.
The strike began in July 2009 after the Brazilian transnational company demanded concessions on worker's pensions and bonuses.
Negotiations came to fruition after a request from Ontario ministers.
A five year deal has been agreed which includes:
- Improvements to wages
- Improvements to Defined Benefit Pension
- A Defined Contribution Scheme for new members
- $2,000 return to work payment
- $2,000 return to production payment
USW Representatives have been regular attenders at Unite Conferences where they addressed delegates as part of the Global Union Workers Uniting.