Canadian Manufacturing

Vale workers ignore union, continue job action

The workers say they’re upset about their wages and the fact the company is bringing in foreign workers.



LONG HARBOUR, N.L.—Some workers at the Vale nickel processing facility in Newfoundland and Labrador are ignoring a union directive to members to go back to work.

The workers say they’re upset about their wages and the fact the company is bringing in foreign workers.

About 90 crane operators started their job action on Thursday and other workers stayed off the job out of solidarity.

Hundreds of workers gathered at a parking lot leading to the mining giant’s facility in Long Harbour today.
Other unionized workers however, have been seen entering the work site.

The company obtained a court injunction ordering them to cease and desist soon after the walkout, which wasn’t sanctioned by the union.

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