- Corporate Psycho
- January 09, 2013 - 20:22
Jim, Vale are known for hiring inexperienced safety people.
- January 09, 2013 - 12:39
you are right jerry, i worked as a miner for 17 years for the international nickle company of canada ( INCO ) at sudbury on. and thompson mb. and was a member of the united steel workers local 6166. i got out of there when it was taken over by vale to become vale-inco. they had no respect for its employees back then and still don't today. the biggest concerns i had was with safety at its underground operations. starting in 2014 vale-inco is closing the smelting/refinery operations in thompson. something for my fellow newfoundlanders to think about before they jump into the fire.
- January 09, 2013 - 10:25
What a bunch of fools lining up to work for a company that will treat you like crap. Vale aren't exactly a people company. I worked for them for about 6 months until I couldn't tolerate their total disregard for the employees. They try to run everything like they do in Brazil, and they despise workers rights, and they don't care for the environment. I would be shocked if one ounce of Voiseys bay nickel is processed there. They are bringing in foreign ore so they won't have to pay penalties to the government , and the plant won't even be close to being ready for processing Voiseys bay ore this year or next. They are bringing in nickel matte from Indonesia which is essentially already refined and just needs a little more processing to make it more pure. Lipstick on a pig is what they are doing there. Enjoy your jobs suckers, and feel good knowing that you are destroying a pristine part of the province forever.