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Imperial reports on employee strike

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Global Mining Review,

Imperial Metals Corporation has reported that unionised employees at the Mount Polley mine have gone on strike following a three hour lockout by the company on 23 May.

The lockout was intended to overcome an impasse on renewal of the collective agreement which terminated on 31 December 2017.

Unionised employees were invited to return to work after the lockout under the terms of a new comprehensive and competitive wage and benefits package with USW Local 1-2017 dated 9 May 2018. Efforts to renew the collective agreement through mediation have so far been unproductive.

Imperial is a Vancouver (Canada) exploration, mine development and operating company. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns the Red Chris, Mount Polley and Huckleberry copper mines in British Columbia. Imperial also holds a 50% interest in the Ruddock Creek lead/zinc property.

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