The Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, said he understood the reaction of the Member for Dubuc, Serge Simard, on the consolidation of regional plants Rio Tinto (RT) into a single administrative entity.
“I understand the reaction of Mr. Simard. Our government is in contact with the company to make that point of view, “said the member for Roberval and head of the region, via e-mail from his spokesman, Harold Fortin.
“However, we must remember that we are talking about a private company that maintains a significant presence in our region, while being crucial to its economic future, he said. With aluminum Strategy that we recently submitted, we will work with all our partners to ensure that our industry remains competitive. ”
Liberal MP Serge Simard accused of RT did not act in concert with the regional community. It also believes that sacking the expertise developed in the region through the Adecco investment firm to fill its staffing needs instead of spending by engineering firms. “These companies then make use of the area, but they no longer serve the region,” he lamented, speaking of the multinational.
Moreover, the Union aluminum workers in Alma expected to attend a presentation by RT in later this week before deciding on the grouping of regional plants into a single entity. “So we are not been there, it’s hard for us to decide,” the union president, Alexandre Frechette.
The union will analyze the impact for its members, but also consider the regional impacts. “It was the eye of a union, but we also have the eye to know how the region has for its money. It’s nice to make promises, but it is still necessary that they arrive again occasionally. It is in that perspective that we will take the time to digest it all, “he adds.
The President of the National Union of aluminum employees Arvida, Alain Gagnon, did not make the call’s Daily, Monday.