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									A2 THE SUDBURY STAR, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
                                                                                                    Greater Sudbury

                                                                                                                                                                           Getting a leg up
BONUS: Inco, union
use two systems
Continued from page A1                    bonus.                                  $11, then our people don’t
  “It’s pretty significant and               “It’s hard to get wage               make the bonuses they
then you add to it what our               increases from the com-                 would but they don’t get
members just received in                  pany. Every three years, the            laid off either.”
their quarterly bonus,                    company will tell you that                At the same time, Steel-
which would have been                     if the labour costs are too             workers negotiated the
similar so there was proba-               high then there are conse-              earning based compensa-
bly another $10 million                   quences to that.                        tion for its workers, Mine
that went into Sudbury,”                                                          Mill Local 598/CAW opted
said Fera.                                                                        for a 50 cent wage an hour
  Steelworkers benefit from                                                       increase.
two bonus systems. One is                 “One of the things we                     Mine Mill negotiated the
the nickel price bonus                                                            nickel bonus for its employ-
which depends on the aver-                are able to do with our                 ees in 1991, said union pres-
age price of nickel sold in               bonus systems is that                   ident Rick Grylls.
the quarter. The second sys-                                                        “The market was in a dip
tem, the earning-based com-               when the company is                     and instead of a wage
pensation bonus, is based                 in good times, so are                   increase we developed this
on nickel profits in Ontario.                                                     formula.”
  “Our members receive                    our people.”                              The nickel bonus allows a
whichever pays the high-                                                          level playing field between
est,” said Fera.                                                John Fera,        mining industry workers in
  The earning-based com-                                        president,        Northern and southern
pensation bonus was negoti-                           United Steelworkers         Ontario, he said.
ated two contracts ago, said                                   of America           Grylls estimates about 40
Fera.                                                                             per cent of unionized
  “When the price of nickel                                                       employees place their bonus
was low, and the profits                    “One of the things we are             money into RRSPs, while
were high, our people                     able to do with our bonus               the remaining spend it on
weren’t receiving the                     systems is that when the                bills, renovations and vaca-
bonuses they should have,”                company is in good times,               tions.
he said. That’s why the                   so are our people. And                    “It’s a ver y important
union introduced the earn-                when the price of nickel is             influx of cash into the econ-
ing-based compensation                    at $3 a pound as opposed to             omy,” said Grylls.


     The different

 Lifestyles INCO: Teck Cominco
        we cover
   Every day of the week,
 The Sudbury Star features
                                          believes it has made
 different subjects that are
 important to our readers’
 lives.
                                          superior offer
   Here are just a few of the
 Lifestyles we examine                    Continued from page A1                   Inco and Falconbridge had
                                             “This determination allows            agreed to merge in a three-
 weekly.                                  Inco to engage in discussions            way deal valued at more than
                                          and negotiations with Teck               $40 billion.
            Tomorrow
                                          pursuant to the terms of the
                                          combination agreement and,
 Life & Food                              accordingly, the board has
 Star columnist
                                          authorized Inco’s senior
                                                                                    Besides its zinc
 Shari Darling                            management and its advisers               operations, Teck
 brings harmony                           to engage in such discussions
 between food                             and negotiations.”
                                                                                    Cominco is also a
 and wine.                                   In a separate release from             major producer of
                                          Vancouver, Teck Cominco
                                          said it “continues to believe             coal.
            Thursday
                                          that its offer for Inco is supe-
 Life & Teens                             rior to the Phelps Dodge offer              However, Inco backed
 Lifestyles editor                        and is ready to take-up and              away from a friendly
 Wayne Cham-                              pay for Inco shares on Aug.              takeover of Falconbridge,
 berlain plugs in                         16,” when its bid expires.               after that company’s biggest
 his controller                              Besides its zinc operations,          shareholder, Swiss-based
                                          Teck Cominco is also a major             mining giant Xstrata, man-
 and fires up the
                                          producer of coal through its             aged to acquire about 25 per
 latest games for Xbox,
                                          partnership with Fording                 cent of the nickel miner and
 PlayStation 2, GameCube                                                                                                                                                                                                 JOHN E. LIGHTFOOT JR./THE SUDBURY STAR
                                          Coal Trust and is a major                is pursuing its own rival bid
 and PSP.
                                          producer of copper, gold and             to acquire the company.                        Jasmin Howel, 2, found it wasn’t easy getting into a seated position on the swings at Meat-
                                          specialty metals.                           In a related matter Mon-                    bird Park in Lively when you’re a little person.
                                             A successful merger of Inco           day, Inco said it expects to
               Friday                     and Teck Cominco would                   apply to the Ontario Superior
                                          create a Canadian mining                 Court of Justice on Thursday
 Life & Health
 Star columnist
 Tracy Gilbert is
                                          giant with operations around
                                          the world and Canadian
                                          mines and smelters in Sud-
                                                                                   for an order approving the
                                                                                   proposed merger with Phelps
                                                                                   Dodge.
                                                                                                                                  Weekend accidents claim 3
 a naturopathic                           bury, Thompson, Man.,                       At that time, Inco will also
 doctor in Sud-                           Voisey’s Bay in Labrador,                ask the court for permission                                  By Star Staff                North East region of Ontario                     “The causes are pretty
 bury. Each                               Trail, B.C., and other parts of          to hold a special sharehold-                                                               during the Civic Holiday                      much blanketed across all our
 week she offers readers an               the country.                             ers’ meeting Sept. 7 to vote                     Roads and waterways                       weekend.                                      accidents,” he said. “But the
 alternative take on matters of              Originally, Phelps Dodge,             on the proposed deal.                          claimed the lives of at least                  A fatal collision was                      overwhelming causes are usu-
 health.                                                                                                                          three individuals in the                    responsible for a single fatal-               ally speed, aggressive driving
                                                                                                                                                                              ity Friday in the Parry Sound                 and alcohol.
             Saturday
                                                                                                                                        LOTTERY                               area, while a pair of drown-
                                                                                                                                                                              ings occurred during the holi-
                                                                                                                                                                              day weekend in Parry Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “In the North East we usu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ally have a lot of large animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            related accidents as well, but
  In the big city
  Sudbury’s
  Julie Cameron
                                                                                                                                        NUMBERS                               and Sault Ste. Marie.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Dinh La, 24, of London,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            they were not the contribut-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing factors that led to the
  Gray has                                                                                                                                ENCORE                              was pronounced dead at the                    serious injuries or fatal acci-
  relocated to                                                                                                                             3026055                            scene of a five-car pile-up                   dents this weekend.”
                                                                                                                                                                              that occurred in the town of                     Traffic on major highways
  Toronto and                                                                                                                               PICK 3                            Nobel, just north of Parry                    was expected to dissipate by
  wants to share her
                                                                                                                                              723                             Sound. La, the only occupant                  the end of Monday night and
  adventures with readers.
                                                                                                                                                                              of her car, was travelling                    Sheppard expects travellers,
                                                                                                                                            PICK 4                            southbound when she col-                      especially those from south-
    So join us every day                                                                                                                     5880                             lided with a northbound                       ern Ontario, to be home
    and share the many                                                                                                                                                        vehicle.                                      today.
                                                                                                                                            KENO                                 Though alcohol was not a                      “I am sure in southern
     different Lifestyles                                                                                                                                                     factor in the accident, Sgt.                  Ontario and cottage country
                                                                                                                        4, 7, 16, 22, 26, 27, 31, 35, 39, 44, 46,
      we have to offer                                                                                                     48, 49, 50, 51, 58, 59, 63, 65, 70                 Tim Sheppard of the North                     is just a zoo right now, on
                                                                                                                                                                              Bay OPP Provincial Commu-                     highways 400 and 69,” he
                                                                                                                             These numbers are unofficial.                    nication Centre said it is one                said on Monday night. “But
                                                                                                                                Call 1-800-765-0987 to                        of the leading causes of acci-                by the end of Monday, we
                                                                                                                                 confirm all numbers.                         dents during long weekends.                   should be well on our way.”


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