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    :: Friday, July 22, 2005 ::

    Respond to proposals Steelworkers tell Teck Cominco on Day 2 of strike - Canada NewsWire
    Doug Jones, president of Local 480, which represents some 1,140 smelter workers, says the union is ready and willing to return as soon as possible to the bargaining table to hear Teck Cominco's response to the union's proposals.

    'We'd like to know what Teck Cominco has got to say,' said Jones. 'The company's chief negotiator, Human Resources Manager Dave Delong, phoned the union to leave a message for our area supervisor to 'go back to Alberta...we're not talking'. Now the company is telling the media they are ready to talk. Teck Cominco is sending out mixed messages, and we find that irresponsible.'
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