Statement from Compass Minerals’ Goderich Mine Regarding Strike

Unifor Local 16-0, the union representing hourly workers at Compass Minerals’ Goderich Mine, has commenced a strike. This follows extensive collective bargaining between the company and the union.

The company has implemented contingency operating procedures and expects to safely operate the Goderich Mine at or near its planned operating rates for 2018.

“While we are disappointed Unifor has chosen to strike, it remains Compass Minerals’ goal to negotiate a collective agreement that focuses on the safety of our employees and represents the current operational environment of the Goderich Mine,” said Compass Minerals’ Anthony Sepich, senior vice president, salt. “Our employees are essential for the success of our organization and the company plays an important role in the Goderich community. We are committed to work with the union to negotiate an agreement that achieves this goal.”

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