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Strike at ArcelorMittal Lazaro Cardenas Ends

Written by Sandy Williams

ArcelorMittal and the Mexican Mining and Metal Workers Union have reached an agreement to end a strike at the company’s Lazaro Cardenas steel mills.

In negotiations mediated by the Labor Ministry, ArcelorMittal agreed to relocate 125 workers following the recent closure of a coke plant and pay severance to 81 others, and to extend for another year an agreement over the use of third-party contract workers, according to a ministry press release.

The agreement was unanimously approved by the workers who resumed working on Monday. ArcelorMittal also agreed to pay worker wages for the duration of the strike period which began March 4. The union and company will meet again in two weeks to discuss other pending labor issues.

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