The federation of trade unions of Norilsk Nickel is planning to organize a strike of the company's workers, if a new collective agreement is not made, the federation said in its statement. In May 2004 the current collective agreement expires. The goal of a possible strike is to protect additional rights and guarantees of employees.
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