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Cablegate: Tentative Settlement at Drummond

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DE RUEHBO #5395 1651834
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 141834Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6015
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L BOGOTA 005395

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/2016
TAGS: ELAB EMIN ENRG EINV CO
SUBJECT: TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT AT DRUMMOND

REF: BOGOTA 5384

Classified By: CDA MILTON DRUCKER FOR REASONS 1(B) AND (D)

1. (C) Early June 14, Drummond reached a tentative agreement
with leaders of the miners' union to end the 23 day-long
strike. Drummond's President of Coal Operations, Mike Tracy
of Drummond, said the agreement would be put to a vote of the
union rank and file members later in the day.

2. (C) According to Drummond, the agreement included a wage
increase and an increase in the indemnity payments for
workers that leave the company. The agreement does not
include provisions to change the company's ability to fire a
worker without "just cause" (reftel). Tracy added he would
briefEmboffs before returning to the US .
DRUCKER

=======================CABLE ENDS============================

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