July 26, 2016
Personal Information Statements
On July 5, 2016, we sent Personal Information Statements (PIS) forms to all employees and retirees as part of the process for the calculation of each person’s claim for their terminated non-pension post-employment benefits (OPEB) for filing in the Wabush CCAA claims process. The PIS is necessary to ensure that the calculation of your OPEBs are correct. Representative Counsel received information from the company about your health, life insurance and other benefits and needs to verify that this data is correct before your OPEB claim calculation can proceed. Once calculated we will provide you with your OPEB claim.
Please review your PIS and return it to Koskie Minsky by July 31, 2016 at 5 pm EST in order to ensure that we have your correct information. We will then send any data corrections to our actuary who will then calculate each person’s OPEB claim. We will send you the calculation in the future, as soon as it is prepared.
The PIS form can be sent to the following contact:
Koskie Minsky LLP
Court-appointed Representative Counsel to Salaried Employees and Retirees of Wabush Mines
20 Queen Street West, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Attention: Wabush CCAA
If we do not receive a form from you we will assume the information contained in the PIS is correct.
In preparing the mailing of PIS forms it has come to our attention that as a result of an error in merging the Personal Information Statement (“PIS”) for translation from English to French there was a paragraph that was inadvertently included in the French PIS. The paragraph provided that the information was also being forwarded to the attention of M. Gilles Ayotte of the USW. We confirm that this is not the case and that your information has remained confidential with Representative Counsel to salaried employees.
Please call us at 1-800-965-6636 if you would like to receive a corrected version and we will send one to you for your records.
Meetings in Wabush and Sept-Iles:
Morneau Shepell, the administrator of the Contributory Pension Plans for Salaried Employees of Wabush Mines, Cliffs Mining Company, Managing Agent, Arnaud Railway Company, and Wabush Railway Company, Limited (the Salaried Plan) will be holding meetings in Wabush and Sept-Iles on July 26 and July 27th as follows:
Tuesday July 26 6:00-8:00 (English) – Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church (Basement) Wabush, NL
Wednesday July 27 12:30-2:30 (French) – hateau Arnaud – 403, avenue Arnaud, Sept-Iles, QC
Representative Counsel will be in attendance at these meetings and will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the PIS or any other CCAA issue.
If you are not able to attend and would like more information, Morneau Shepell has advised they will be posting their presentation online. You can also call Representative Counsel at 1-800-965-6636.